I got to thinking about just how much the written word means to us all. Just think, you can read up on just about any subject you wish. This is so enlightening. And best of all, you can get this ability for nothing – at your local library, or perhaps also for free on the Internet.
It always seems a bit odd to me to be talking about fall and winter gardens when we are still very much into late summer, but “fall is in the air” and now is the time to make some changes in our containers and plant some fall veggies while the soils are still warm and conducive to good root growth.
Our dog of the week Becky is about four years old and her two favorite things to do are play and snuggle. She likes the big, all-consuming snuggles. She loves crawling into laps and giving face kisses.
Those of us who live here in the Pacific Northwest have been spoiled by our summer weather. All of you know that our summers are simply “perfect,” with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Other than the current “fire generated smog” which has hung around here, now for too many days, we have had a typical summer.
I love summer tropicals. The drama they create is unsurpassed by anything the northwest has to offer. Take my red Abyssinian bananas for example. I always plant a couple of pots up with a red banana in the center as the focal point of the container.
There is a TV show called "Hoarders." It is about people who have a mental disorder, which does not allow them to get rid of anything. You will see someone (usually the real estate agent charged with selling the property) walk in and be “overwhelmed” by the amount of “stuff” inside that dwelling.
The Edmonds Community College Creative Retirement Institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is a member-driven program that offers a variety of non-credit classes, meaning no homework, no exams – just a passion for learning.