Phoenix Rising

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My friend aptly used the term phoenix rising when she saw the photo of my rhubarb plant today versus the pile of rubbish just two months earlier. I thought it was a wonderful analogy. Back in February, the pile was honestly a huge eyesore, but instead of pulling up the dead heap of mush, I just ...

My Dad, the carpenter

My potting table is disintegrating. I should have sanded and stained it again after a few years. I want to say that I originally purchased this table from Ikea. This was back in 2009, so my memory is a little fuzzy. I do remember standing in the garage, staining all the pieces before assembling the table. ...

Twinkle, twinkle, all the stars…

What a night! We're in Klamath Falls, Oregon. On our way here from Crater Lake, we were driving on an unlit road at night. It was so dark that we were able to see the stars. At first, it started out as a few stars, but as our eyes adjusted, we ...