Category: Weekend in Pictures

Sentimental, Part Two

I told you all the other day about how sentimental I am getting about leaving my home and my garden, but I didn’t tell you about how sentimental I am getting about leaving my community, a place that, while I grew up in this town, returning in 2006 for “Portland 2.0” was a completely different chapter that is so very…

Week in Pictures

How I love a great set of Before and After shots! On the left you have my husband when he was not yet my husband, here visiting me from Australia in the summer of 2013. The two purplish plants to his right are a purple smokebush and an elderberry. The greenery in front were some black calla lilies and they…

Getting Sentimental…

Saturday is upon us and several more showings are on the schedule. I need to leave the house spotless, immaculate, unlived in yet welcoming, inviting to a buyer who will hopefully see themselves in this garden we are leaving for them in this kitchen they will inherit, in this home I have made over the past 12 years. And whenever…

Week in Pictures

It’s been absolute madness since the offer was approved! Inspections, questions for the seller, financial transactions, and of course here at home, 9 showings of the house just in the last 3 days! Looking at this picture taken of what I’m now calling “the immediate back yard”, meaning, the non-pasture area right out the back door, there’s a 17’x30′ slab…

Week in Pictures

Our latest hive check went well. We’d put on the second brood box a couple of weeks ago and those gals are busy busy! I’m always amazed at how they build the comb with such perfect little hexagons. On the left, Dan is pointing out that he sees the queen, who has clearly finished her work in the bottom box…

Eco-licious

My front garden making me happy… The second half of May is under way…what a trip how time is flying…hope you all are having a lovely Spring (or Autumn, depending on where you are)… What an interesting story about Andre Leon Talley – for those of you who don’t know, he was the right hand man to Anna Wintour at…

Week in Pictures

  So I already packed up my pie plates, and yet the rhubarb still begged to be picked. So I (gasp) bought a storebought crust as I also had a big ass bunch of strawberries from the farmer’s market last week that needed to become pie. So I pulled out my copy of A Year of Pies by the awesome…

Week in Pictures

Hell yeah it’s May in the garden!It makes me misty-eyed to see how much of this we’ll be leaving behind when we sell this, and just hope that whoever the buyer is loves our garden and takes good care of it. (From top left: bee’s friend, snowball bush, rose, pink poppy & borage, allium, dogwood, clematis, bee balm, iris, red…

Week in Pictures

  Spring keeps springing…the more unusual tulip variations like this one on the left just began to bloom as the early ones are already dying out, and these purple ones (whose name I always forget…amethyst something…?) are making me happy. I can smell lilacs, the star magnolia has already burnt in the premature 80+ degree days we’ve had this week,…

Week in Pictures

What a fun weekend! First, a treasured few days with my dear friend M who took the train down for another weekend visit (this is her with Pix Patisserie‘s Benedictine hot toddy), and we had lots and lots of girlfriend time catching up while of course eating drinking, and being merry at 3 Doors Down, Petite Provence, Tapalaya and Pix.…