Hello Bloglandia, It's SPRING!!!! The best season of them all (no matter what you autumn-obsessives think). The days are getting longer, the days are getting warmer, and Mother Nature is splashing all kinds of color everywhere. And for a little while, I'm setting aside my usual cynicism-bordering-on-pessimism. In other words, I'm planning my veggie garden … Continue reading Springing Away From My Usual Cynicism
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?
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
With a busy writing schedule lately, I haven't had time to take Finn McSpool on any local or far away adventures, but he said, "That's no excuse not to do a blog post about me!" (because you know how he is) and insisted we do a little spring-/Easter-themed photo shoot (again, because you know how … Continue reading Finn McSpool Springs Into Easter
When people ask me how many pets I have, my response is a quick "Four cats and two guinea pigs." After getting the Are-You-A-Crazy-Cat-Lady look, the conversation continues on to either cute things the cats do (if talking to a fellow cat lover) or on to other topics (if talking to a normal person). But in … Continue reading Well, Hello Ladies! AKA “Saying Hi to My Bees”