On Christmas Markets in France

I’ve been feeling overwhelming nostalgia for the Christmas Markets of France this year: the lights amid narrow cobbled streets and old cathedrals, the mulled wine, the cheese, yule logs and […]

Surprised by Light in Portland

After a busy day of dealing with car repairs and shopping for Thanksgiving food, I didn’t want to walk the dog in our nearby park. I really didn’t. (…)

Wren Independence Day

The house wrens nesting on our yurt porch chose this morning, the 4th of July, to shoo their young ones out of the nest.

The Pardoned Potato

On Thanksgiving, we couldn’t bear to slice and roast this huge homegrown potato face. Nor could we boil and mash it….