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Flutter & Hum · 6d ago

Wednesday Vignette – O say can you see…

Time wise, Spring in Oregon is behind where it usually is. It has been record-breakingly wet, and the water levels of the mighty Columbia river are alarmingly high. Driving west, on Highway ...
Flutter & Hum · 1W ago

Foliage Follow-up and belated Bloom Day – March 2017

Apparently, sometimes it is in ones favor to be fashionably late. Yesterday, on Bloom Day proper, it was so grey, wet, and miserable here, that I would have worried for my camera’s safety br...
Flutter & Hum · 1W ago

Wednesday Vignette – so much water…

Anyone else tired of all the rain yet? It’s one of those things I feel I really should be grateful for. I mean, what would we do without it? Water is life… right? I know it is, and I know … ...
Flutter & Hum · 2W ago

Wednesday Vignette – weathered withering

It’s been raining a lot lately – a lot more cold, bone-chilling rain than in a normal year. February was the wettest one on record. Everything is soaked, the ground is muddy and soft, and – ...
Flutter & Hum · 3W ago

Wednesday Vignette – Ode to trees

This afternoon, after measuring a backyard, I noticed this deliciously old, gnarly tree down the street, silhouetted against the clear, blue sky. It has been there for much longer than I’ve ...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

New acquaintances and old addictions

So, I meant to report on the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, which is happening this weekend. My friends and former co-workers Gina and William, and I went up to see it on Thursday when it...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – what dwells beyond

Those who know me, know that I have a special place in my heart for old, rusty things. This old cart caught my eye at a recent visit to Joy Creek Nursery. It is deliberately planted in a car...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

NWFGS 2016 – a doubter’s report

Next week, it is time for the Northwest Flower and Garden show in Seattle again. That means it took me a year to write this post. I apologize. In all honesty, I had a hard time with it, as I...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Bloom Day – February, 2017

Thank heaven for foliage, I say – as far as flowers go, it is slim pickings here this February. As probably just about everyone else from the Pacific NW can attest to, this has been a whoppi...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – some classics never die…

As I was looking through the hundreds of photos I saved from my trip home to Sweden last winter, and contemplating the several yet unwritten blog posts, I found a shot of one of my favorite ...