Author: Paige

June–The Power of Paint

I’ve often thought that Seattleites should paint their houses wild and vibrant colors as an antidote to the gloom. I need that antidote right now. I’ve lived here for decades and I know that summer often doesn’t start until after…

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June–gardens still running amuck

The bounty continues in Seattle–although in some places it is starting to fail. I mostly walk the same routes with the dog–have for years–but sometimes it’s like I’m seeing parts of the walk for the first time. Maybe senility is…

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I’ve written a book about bees

I know I seldom post here any more–I’ve been in the throes of writing a book about America’s bees for the last two years or so. The book is a group of stories that shows that there is way more…

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December-Plants for wintertime cheer

I’ve said it before and I notice it every winter–the value of yellow in a gloomy climate can’t be overstated. I went through some of my December and January photos to find examples of the wintertime cheer a nice yellow…

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November–Salvia, still goin’

This salvia (looks like a Salvia greggii cv to me or it could be S. microphylla or a cross between the two) is the woodiest old S. greggii (or one of its close kin) that I’ve ever seen. I took…

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