~ A Week At Long Beach – Sunday + WPC: Transformation ~

We arrived Sunday afternoon to pelting rain, but that didn’t keep Jello and me from our ‘arrival’ walk to the beach — her reward for being a patient traveler and then waiting for her people to get our gear out of the truck and into the condo!


With my big umbrella to fend off the downpour, we trotted along the Discovery Trail. Just as we reached the beach it stopped raining!  Jello streaked and romped while I drank in the beauty of the ocean breakers — light and sky — and breathed the fresh salty air.  Sadly, we came across a lifeless harbor seal that had washed ashore, likely a victim of the stormy surf.


As we returned to our condo, the sunset reflected in ponds that are starting to form in the meadow grassland.



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~ November Briars ~ Wordless Wednesday + Daily Post: Transformation ~



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~ Savory Herbs ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

On Thanksgiving day (USA) I gather with my family around food to share memories, and make new ones.  


Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme


Savory seasonings for the feast, plucked from my gardens and served in a small pottery vase.

Inspiration to share from my garden comes from Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden.

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~ Shifting Sands ~ Silent Sunday ~


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~ In The Kitchen with Cee ~ B&W Challenge + WPC: Experimental ~

Tools and basic seasonings by the stove top.


Cee’s challenge to take photos of “things in the kitchen” prompted me to snap these candid shots this morning.




Stemware in a glass cabinet.


The experimental connection comes from using my camera to investigate a place intimately familiar to me — filled with things I love — and present them simply as they are: without creating a special arrangement to “show them off.”


Torquay pottery collection


A fun old tin I use to store the dishwasher soap 🙂


Welcome and Cheers!



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~ Breakers ~ Wordless Wednesday ~


Long Beach, WA  USA

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~ Good Morning! ~ In A Vase On Monday ~


Today’s vase features Nandina berries that are beginning to turn from orange to red, with lace-leaf maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum) and Forsythia branches, and Korean feather grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha).


The vase is a lovely pottery one given to me by a dear niece.

Just past Remembrance Day and coming up to USA Thanksgiving – thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for getting me out to see what’s pretty out there!

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