pacific coast

                          In the woods behind the house where I grew up (and where my parents still live), there is a single Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii) tree. It looked so exotic and out of place in the dominantly Douglas fir forest. I remember wondering […]

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The following are a few of the native wildflowers that have been blooming on our property in the last couple weeks. The common and scientific names were identified by my husband who knew them off the top of his head because he’s that kind of genius/nerd. I have to admit that I only knew three […]