Thursday, January 17, 2013


I saw this bench outside Trader Joe's in West Seattle today. I love the simplicity of the design. A comfortable bench, made to let the rain fall through. It also looks like it would be pretty easy to make.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesdays at the Park

Yesterday Grace and I went to the "nearby park". We walked home through the P-Patch. It was a bit of a tough walk, since she is giving up her nap and so was wanting me to carry her.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Grace took this picture while playing with my phone yesterday. I often let her look at my camera roll while I'm reading to Willow. The book shown is Moonsilver, Book One in The Unicorn's Secret series, by Kathleen Duey.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter in the Garden

Last year I vowed I would do more winter gardening. Winter work in the garden, especially weeding and clearing, has huge benefits. Of course unwanted plants take longer to grow back, but also they are drastically weakened because the plant has stored most of its energy in the root system, so when the roots are dug in winter any left over will have a harder time re-establishing in spring.

Though I haven't been out there as much as I would like, (no surprise there) I have been out there more than I was this time last year. Which was not at all. So here is a picture from today, a good image for what it's like in a Pacific Northwest garden in January.