It’s my 57th birthday, and the second year I’m celebrating much of the day by myself, doing precisely what I want to do. I began last year with a solo […]
When I visit my parents on Whidbey Island, I like to spend as much time as possible on the beach or where there is a view of the saltwater. But I also want to spend time with my stepdad, and what he loves to do is walk forest trails.
Out West, in the land of conifers, we don’t have the color spectacle that blesses New England this time of year. But our few wild deciduous shrubs and trees do add some lovely accents to our evergreen forests and browning grasslands (…)