Hello Bloglandia! If you've been wondering where Finn McSpool has been lately, well, he's been in the exact same place at me: Stuck at home with no prospects for travel for a very, very long time thanks to the moronic... [very long rant redacted in exchange for...] Okay, I won't get into the ridiculous embarrassment … Continue reading Finn McSpool Embarks on a Mini-Escape
Hello Bloglandia! It's that time of the week where I hunt down a quick snapshot to bring a little grin to your locked down faces. As you know, I've been trying to get a photo of the goslings that should be roaming around my neighborhood any day now. But once again, the local goose families … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part Five
Happy Friday, everyone! It's time for another bit of smile-worthy scenery from my neighborhood. As an update from last week's grin-producing efforts, I still haven't seen another goose family who wants their family photo, but I'm going to keep searching one out. Instead, I've discovered my whole neighborhood has gone overboard with pink blooms. Not … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part Three
Hello Bloglandia! Spring is going like gangbusters here in Portland. After a cold and blah March, April has been strutting her stuff with clear skies and temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s (that's around 20-22 for you Celsius folks). With weather like that it's time to get out in the garden (since I … Continue reading April Showers Bring…Monsters?
Hello Gardeners of Bloglandia! Since I've been keenly focussed on my fiction for the past couple years, you may have forgotten that a while ago I wrote a little non-fiction book called Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden. The book pulls on my wide array of gardening know-how, blends it with a strong … Continue reading Go Native in the Garden for Only 99c
It seems like it's been ages since Finn McSpool has pestered me for a photo shoot. Perhaps he was feeling chubby after too many trips to the boulangeries in France or maybe he was actually thinking of others and letting me finish up those last pesky edits on my books. Whatever the cause, the strange … Continue reading Exploring the “Finn”door Garden
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
--Hey Finn, do you want to help me with a little book promotion? --Do I get to dress up!? It's been a while since I broke out the kilt and caber. --Well, no, but you do get to help teach people about gardening in a sustainable way. --And... --It's for Earth Day. --And.... --There's a … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day
After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That's right, the signs of spring are finally upon us. For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, … Continue reading The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring