To reduce space on my website, I have decided to round up all of the videos I have posted last year and put them here. If you find yourself on a plane, train or automobile, I hope you remember this post. There are well over 100 hours of videos!! If there is a video subject you would like to see on the website, please let me know.
We are honored to have Karen Wolfgang back as a guest blogger. She operates the business Independence Gardens PDX. Her first article focused on all of the benefits of starting your own garden. If you have not had the chance to read the post, I would highly recommend it. This next article takes us on a journey of the simple nature of being connected with your own hideaway. The article is a simple, pure and a powerful piece.
I hope that you sometimes find yourself, as I am doing right now, simply thinking “ooh, I’m so lucky!” My garden is one of the many things in my life that makes me feel that way, and I’m writing to explain why.
First of all, I derive a lot of pleasure from many of the elements of my garden for which I am in no way responsible. The previous gardener was all about bulbs: raucous ornamentals that magically appear in the spring and interact with each other in unexpected ways, keeping me on my toes and wondering how DID she do it? I am fascinated. I am enormously entertained by the flowers themselves, the foliage, the accidental(?) juxtapositions–and, of course, by the bees and other critters that come to visit them. I am observing: I am a little too ADD to watch a single bumblebee for more than a few seconds, but I do see it, and I appreciate it, and its erratic flight pattern makes me smile. And then, every once in a while, the way the leaves of the maple move in the slightest breeze catches my attention, and although my eyes don’t always linger, the image sticks in my brain. Continue reading
As my long time readers may notice, I have changed my header. There is a new look to my website, and I wanted to share with you the process of how this all came about.
I met with Nate on 11/11/11 to go over my ideas of the phoenix. We discussed what current pictures I liked. The colors I would like to see on the design. Then in January we meet again, he had six outstanding examples. I took them home, and took what parts of the design I loved. We meet for a third time and went over all of the ideas. It was the end of January that I received the final design.
My editor in chief aka future wife was kind enough to work on the header to bring the most out of the design as possible. I hope you enjoy it.
I want to thank Nate and Laura on an excellent job!!
With this being the time of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I believe this is a good moment to talk about the importance of gratitude. I would like to share with you some of the things, events, and people I am grateful for.
- I love the fact that I live in a country where I can have my website. Some, if not all, of my material would be banned in China, North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, just to name a few.
- I am grateful for the fact I can see the sunset on the ocean. I can swim in the sea, and hear the waves crash again, and again.
- My health is good. Knock on wood.
- I have a job that pays my bills. Continue reading