Category Archives: Summers

A summer moment

– A reflection on the phenomenon of identification – A summer moment: Late in the afternoon on the porch under the grape leaves – a toast of self-baked bread with Jostaberry marmalade (from our own harvest) with yoghurt – a … Continue reading

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The air was like Champaign

 – A summer day above the clouds –  Sometimes there come such days when a whole life seems to run through you within one single day. Everything goes by itself, you just let yourself be carried on and at the … Continue reading

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40 years

It feels as if it was only yesterday that we met on this dull afternoon when I was sitting on the floor arranging pictures for a photo exhibition I planned to do but wasn’t too excited about and when Parvin … Continue reading

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Our new companion

This is Shou-Shou our new companion. I hope she has a long life with us. Our last cat was eaten by a cougar right behind our backyard. She immediately claimed my favorite place to sit.  “Yes, next to the stove, … Continue reading

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Seeing the world as the flowers see it

On Klahane Ridge: Hurricane Ridge road: our “road to work” in summer. Up switch back, on Victor Pass we look down on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. While  it’s warm and calm up on the mountains, the ocean is often covered … Continue reading

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The joy of gardening here and there

Even though Parvin always has something growing in boxes and little trays – she can even grow alfalfa sprouts in a plastic bag on a backpack while hiking 20 miles every day – we never could have much of a … Continue reading

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Summer

Summer comes late here in the Pacific Northwest, and this year we thought it would never come. But it finally arrived. And summer is always mild and gentle up here; while the rest of the world is groaning under unbearable … Continue reading

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June on the Olympic Peninsula

The daisies were fantastic this year You could wade in daisies everywhere It’s like snow in summer It is not quite summer yet up here, but it’s coming. Daisy: Margeritten: Bellis Perennis: Low-growing Eurasian plant with yellow central disc and … Continue reading

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Spring in the Pacific Northwest

Spring was wet and cold. As it mostly is. The wonderful green of the Pacific Northwest comes with a price. I walk in our forest and watch the season change. Not many trees to cut this year, but the ground … Continue reading

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