Author: Paige

What happens if all the bees die?

Rose Eveleth hosts the podcast Flash Forward, exploring possible future scenarios. She interviewed several people, including me, for her podcast on bees. Check it out–it’s educational and entertaining and includes a bonus bit from the man who drew the original…

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October–Brightening a gloomy day

Ah, hardy cyclamen. I know it’s ridiculous but they seem like happy flowers to me. When I saw these ones brightening up the gloom under a maple tree, I smiled. So I guess I’m giving to them the feelings that…

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A Trip to the Biltmore Estate

Even on a gray day after the spring bloom has passed, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is worth a visit. The ground were nice but I fell deeply in love with the greenhouse.

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On writing a nonfiction book

Hi all, I know I don’t post here much anymore. I’ve been involved with writing about bees for the last few years. I never thought I’d write a book and the whole process of writing, finding an agent, and getting…

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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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