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At the corner of Either/Or. ...
It seems like yesterday that I would cruise to this corner & spend hours reading strange tales & collecting Bukowski 1st editions from among the dusty & kitty covered books at the now-departed Either/Or Bookstore. The iconic readerโ€™s paradise may be gone, but the corner is tagged with reminders of days gone by. This beach town still has a bit of grit, thank goodness. ...
#hermosa #eitherorbookstore #charlesbukowski #blackflag #readbooks #socal #homeiswheretheheartis #punkrock #backintheday ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŒŠ
At the corner of Either/Or. ... It seems like yesterday that I would cruise to this corner & spend hours reading strange tales & collecting Bukowski 1st editions from among the dusty & kitty covered books at the now-departed Either/Or Bookstore. The iconic readerโ€™s paradise may be gone, but the corner is tagged with reminders of days gone by. This beach town still has a bit of grit, thank goodness. ... #hermosa  #eitherorbookstore  #charlesbukowski  #blackflag  #readbooks  #socal  #homeiswheretheheartis  #punkrock  #backintheday  ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŽธ ๐ŸŒŠ
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Go West with the best! ...
Time with @pearcyke & family in Gundo. ...
#socal #homeiswheretheheartis #getoutside #beachlife #friends #westcoast ๐Ÿ
Old home week. ...
When in SoCal, this is a must stop indulgence with a giggle-worthy menu. ...
#homeiswheretheheartis #socal #familytimeisthebesttime #traditions
Heave-ho. ...
Our saturated souls toss moisture upward when old man winter comes to town. And boy did he come in with a chilly bluster this week! ...
#skagitvalley #winter #nature #getoutside #uplandtrail โ„๏ธ
Sundial. ...
No idea why this spike formed when the water froze, but it makes a fun sundial. ...
#winter #frozen #sundial ๐ŸŒž โ„๏ธ
Sundial. ... No idea why this spike formed when the water froze, but it makes a fun sundial. ... #winter  #frozen  #sundial  ๐ŸŒž โ„๏ธ
Garlic rising. ...
Last fall, I planted garlic between the critter fence & the straw bale maze. I envision it as another line of defense against food garden wildlife raiders. It was a gamble to plant in our poorly drained clay, but so far every variety is showing signs of life. ...
#skagitvalley #starvationridge #growyourown #garlic #garden #stinkingrose #growyourownfood #growyourownmedicine #strawbalegarden #springiscoming #farmlife ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐ŸŽฒ
Garlic rising. ... Last fall, I planted garlic between the critter fence & the straw bale maze. I envision it as another line of defense against food garden wildlife raiders. It was a gamble to plant in our poorly drained clay, but so far every variety is showing signs of life. ... #skagitvalley  #starvationridge  #growyourown  #garlic  #garden  #stinkingrose  #growyourownfood  #growyourownmedicine  #strawbalegarden  #springiscoming  #farmlife  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐ŸŽฒ
Change is gonna come. ...
Word is weโ€™re in for another blast of wind, freezing temps & snow by sunrise. For now itโ€™s so calm & warm the frogs are singing spring songs of love. ...
#skagitvalley #winter #garden #sunset #pondlife #forest #homeiswheretheheartis #changeiscoming ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿธ ๐ŸŒ… โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ’จ โ„๏ธ ๐ŸŒง
Leaning in. ...
Wow is it windy today! From one direction the wind holds you up. From the other it knocks you down. Made a normal walk with @ottoreck & the pups into quite the workout. Whew! ...
#padillabay #wind #getoutside #nature #skagitvalley #homeiswheretheheartis #andyman #kuladog #bordercollie #mutts #rescuedog ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ’จ
Too soon. ...
A cold snap is coming just in time to really ruin plants that were lured by our warm winter into an early bud break. Hereโ€™s hoping we donโ€™t see too much damage in the days ahead. ...
#skagitvalley #padillabay #nativeplants #elderberry #getoutside #nature  #flora ๐ŸŒฑ โ„๏ธ ๐ŸŒž
Between a rock & a hard place. ...
I picked up this burgundy air plant at  @nwfgs for our indoor garden. It reminds me of a sea creature tucked among the fireplace rocks. Tillandsias are about the easiest plants you can grow! Just donโ€™t letโ€™m get too dry near a warm, winter fire. ...
#airplants #indoorplants #fireplace #garden #finefoliage #indoordecor #tillandsia #livingwall #homeiswereyourheartis #riverrock #nwfgs
Febru-berry. ...
Soon the Rufous hummingbirds will arrive to sup upon these beautiful salmonberry blooms. Join me in spring for guided walks & weโ€™ll revisit these canes & taste the delicious fruits...
#pacificnorthwest #nativeplants #salmonberry #flowers #rubusspectabilis #skagitvalley #padillabay #flora #hummingbirdfood #getoutside #wherethewildthingsare #nature #springiscoming
Four out of five hens agree: an egg a day keeps the hatchet away. ...
Of our five hens, four have given us eggs almost everyday this winter. The fifth girl is a youngish Polish, a breed that can take many months to mature to laying age. Obviously, four a day is plenty for us! ...
#skagitvalley #farmlife #chickens #eggs ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
Four out of five hens agree: an egg a day keeps the hatchet away. ... Of our five hens, four have given us eggs almost everyday this winter. The fifth girl is a youngish Polish, a breed that can take many months to mature to laying age. Obviously, four a day is plenty for us! ... #skagitvalley  #farmlife  #chickens  #eggs  ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ
Cocoa fluffs. ... It broke my heart to say goodbye to my enormous Azara in my Seattle garden, so I was thrilled when a friend brought me a smaller mature tree last year. Today itโ€™s filling our new garden with the fragrance of delicious hot cocoa & my heart is warmed. ...
#winter #flower #garden #fragrance #tree #hotcocoa #azara
Cocoa fluffs. ... It broke my heart to say goodbye to my enormous Azara in my Seattle garden, so I was thrilled when a friend brought me a smaller mature tree last year. Today itโ€™s filling our new garden with the fragrance of delicious hot cocoa & my heart is warmed. ... #winter  #flower  #garden  #fragrance  #tree  #hotcocoa  #azara 
We live in a beautiful world. ...
Visiting Seattle over the last several days for #nwfgs was a treat. I love the Emerald City, but being there only reaffirmed that my heart & home truly belongs here where the eagles soar as the sun rises over the fields, trees, bay & mountains...
#pacificnorthwest #padillabay #olympicmountains #skagitvalley #homeiswheretheheartis #nature #allieverwanted #mymorningdogwalk โ›ฐ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐ŸŒŠโค๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿถ
We live in a beautiful world. ... Visiting Seattle over the last several days for #nwfgs  was a treat. I love the Emerald City, but being there only reaffirmed that my heart & home truly belongs here where the eagles soar as the sun rises over the fields, trees, bay & mountains... #pacificnorthwest  #padillabay  #olympicmountains  #skagitvalley  #homeiswheretheheartis  #nature  #allieverwanted  #mymorningdogwalk  โ›ฐ ๐Ÿฆ… ๐ŸŒŠโค๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿถ
Is that a weed or what? ...
This is hemlock. It is not poison hemlock. Learn what is that toxic killer weed today at #nwfgs at 2:15 in our seminar โ€œIs That a Weed, or What?โ€ ...
#garden #springinfeb #isthataweedorwhat #knowingisgrowing #hemlock ๐ŸŒฑ
His happy place. ...
Andy loves to excavate & he is very good at it. He had a blast dozering in the moist, drained spring-like soil. Likely he was going for mole & bunny holes. Now if I could just teach him to dig exactly where I need to plant. ...
#andyman #bordercollie #mutt #rescuedog #dozer #gardening ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ
His happy place. ... Andy loves to excavate & he is very good at it. He had a blast dozering in the moist, drained spring-like soil. Likely he was going for mole & bunny holes. Now if I could just teach him to dig exactly where I need to plant. ... #andyman  #bordercollie  #mutt  #rescuedog  #dozer  #gardening  ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ
Itโ€™s alive! ...
After spending the last 36 hours purging food poisoning from my system, Iโ€™m thankful for little things like the amazing growth structure of this Rhyncholaelia digbyana orchid I brought home (along with several others) from @andysorchids at @nwfgs. Visit Andy at their show booth to learn about all sorts of amazing orchids from around the world, like this one from Honduras. When I return to the show tomorrow, I might just be going back for moreโฃ๏ธ...
#nwfgs #springinfeb #sicknomore #orchids #flora #sunroom ๐ŸŒบ
Itโ€™s alive! ... After spending the last 36 hours purging food poisoning from my system, Iโ€™m thankful for little things like the amazing growth structure of this Rhyncholaelia digbyana orchid I brought home (along with several others) from @andysorchids at @nwfgs. Visit Andy at their show booth to learn about all sorts of amazing orchids from around the world, like this one from Honduras. When I return to the show tomorrow, I might just be going back for moreโฃ๏ธ... #nwfgs  #springinfeb  #sicknomore  #orchids  #flora  #sunroom  ๐ŸŒบ
Itโ€™s Spring. In February. ...
#nwfgs #springinfeb #seattle #garden