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This month I’ve been ensnared in planning hedgerows.Sustainable landscaping is part of a low-impactdevelopment project, so I called local wildlife biologist Russell Link, author of… Continue reading
As my last several columns have looked at the bigger picture I’d like to get back to writing about something practical.Trouble is, I’ve been so… Continue reading
Sometimes, a column comes together by dint of diligent planning, an awesome idea, some fine-tuned research and first-hand experience.Other times, like now,I flounder with no… Continue reading
Garden planning season is upon us. Fruit trees are on sale at nurseries, seed packets are showing up in local stores, daffodil tips are poking… Continue reading
The food writer M.F.K. Fisher once wrote: “Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.”If you… Continue reading
My friend Annabel told me I should write an essay on “Seven reasons we all love to be beside the sea.” Intrigued by the idea, I started a list and found it’s not at all hard to come up with 77 reasons. I’m still adding to that list.
Boo! Is there a trickster creeping through the neighborhood?
Ah, the piercing call of the string trimmer, another sign of spring.I’ve never embraced weed whacking. The smell of the gas engine, the weight on… Continue reading
Anybody find a kayak paddle?Brass-colored shaft, bright orange end fin thingies? That’s mine.Yes, I’ve once again contributed some plastic and aluminum to the great mass… Continue reading
It happens every year. I ignore it as long as I can, pretending I’m on an alternative architecture tour admiring a living roof. Lush, verdant, it’s a little meadow that harvests rainwater and contributes oxygen to the atmosphere. But really that green isn’t supposed to be up there. Time to clean the roof.
In any discussion of the island environment, I hear over and over two terms that remind me of comedian Arsenio Hall’s famous question, “Why is… Continue reading
TIDAL LIFE | Waterfront Omnium-Gatherum: A miscellaneous collection accumulates and then is blown away
Toward the end of a year, the mind of a modern columnist tends to dream up lists. All those 100 best of articles will start… Continue reading
OK, let’s get through the business part quickly and on to the fun stuff.If you winterize your hot tub, boat, RV or what have you… Continue reading
Now they’ve done it: 664 acres that could be adding revenue to county coffers will forever be removed from the tax rolls. That, judging from… Continue reading
In need of a refresher on pruning technique, I stopped in at my second home, the Freeland Library.No sooner had I cast my eyes toward… Continue reading
Stopping pollution is a good thing, regardless of whether it’s found to be the final cause of dead zones or polar- ice loss.
When my shovel started turning up unusual purplish clams, I tossed them back in the hole with hardly a thought. But as the number increased and invasive species became news,
There are days, more than I’d like to count, when I feel like I’m living in a Talking Heads song.The seasons turn and I wake… Continue reading
“Your madrones look pretty good,” Jim said. Chainsaw idling, he stood beside a pile of firewood and brush, the remains of my dead fir.I froze,… Continue reading