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Flutter & Hum · 5d ago

Wednesday Vignette – bubble

A bubble contains so much. For one thing, we all live in one. Everything we do and see is processed through the filters that make up the wall of our own bubble. But it is fragile. It can bre...
Flutter & Hum · 6d ago

Fried green tomatoes – a Euro-chick’s exploration of something very Americana

Remember that old movie – ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’? Ever since seeing it back in the early 90’s, I have wondered what such a thing might taste like. Well, it’s mid-October, and through my frie...
Flutter & Hum · 1W ago

Wednesday Vignette – messed up

I won’t bore you with the details (and good grief – they are seemingly endless!), but let me tell you that I have lost nearly all faith in Portland Public Schools. I am a huge proponent of p...
Flutter & Hum · 2W ago

How to build a fern table

Let me just preface this post by saying that I had a great day! I had nearly an entire, uninterrupted day to do something I have wanted to do for months – build some fern tables! Ever since ...
Flutter & Hum · 2W ago

Wednesday Vignette – let light lead

After a week of inane and frightening Twitter wars, pointless arguments involving national anthems and civic protests at the expense of those still reeling from an environmental disaster, fo...
Flutter & Hum · 3W ago

A dozen super-duper reasons why you really should plant in Autumn!

Come July, everyone but the most fanatic of gardeners turn their backs on purveyors of plants. I totally get it – it’s too freaking HOT to labor in the garden! The soil has turned to impenet...
Flutter & Hum · 3W ago

Wednesday Vignette – beloved Oneonta

Being a little sentimental this week. Or, perhaps one could say that I’m still in mourning. The stunningly beautiful and unique Oneonta Gorge, slightly east of the tourist icon that is Multn...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – forest fence

Saw the oddest forest this morning, as I was driving home from a consultation up the road, in rural Washington. Planted in straight lines worthy of a marching band, these tall, crowded trees...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – stripes

“You really have a thing for palmate leaves”, he said. He was right. I really, really do. Maybe it is because I grew up in a land where pines and birches are the norm, and palm leaves blow t...
Flutter & Hum · 1M ago

Wednesday Vignette – on compassion

Well, I had vastly different plans for this week’s Vignette. I even refrained from posting the photo I was so excited about on Instagram. Now I have to hold off for another week, because…. w...