Author: Paige

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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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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