Tag Washington state

Summer Garden

After years of preparing, planting, and tending, the garden is starting to take shape. It is so very satisfying to watch plants grow, fill in empty spaces, and flower throughout the seasons. Favorites from the front yard include deep orange…

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Gem Show in Puyallup, WA

I haven’t been to a gem show in many years, so when I received a notice of a show in Puyallup (pronounced pyoo·a·luhp), a town an hour south of me, I thought taking a drive and seeing some gems and…

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Lenten Rose in Bloom

I know spring is here when the Lenten Rose, or Hellebore, is in bloom. The unique varieties astound me with all of their delicate and beautiful characteristics. Today, I collected blooms and assembled them in a bowl—just beautiful.

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