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Deadheading Roses

On a sunny afternoon with a couple of hours to kill, I decided to deadhead the roses. I learned how to do this at a Master Gardeners demonstration where I discovered how much I didn't know…
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LATE BLOOMING LILIES

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I drove to the Land Bank's Westside Preserve near Lime Kiln Point State Park. Standing on a southwest-facing slope looking out upon Haro Strait rays of sunlight skipped across the…

THE WESTERN TAILED BLUE BUTTERFLY

It was the end of June and I still had butterflies on my mind. Even after a spring in the field doing Island Marble surveys and, in the process, encountering several other butterflies including azures, anglewings,…

Your Nerve System and You

Your nerve system is your body's master communication system. Your brain - your body's central processing unit - receives information from every other system. Information on sight, sound, touch, taste and smell is constantly bombarding your…
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THE BUTTERFLY CONNECTION

0 Until a week or so ago, it had not been a good spring for butterflies. Unseasonably cold temperatures and above average rainfall are not a good combination for the ethereal insects that require ample sunshine…

A Good Day for a Sandwich

"...enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon It's my friend, Steve's 50th birthday today. Being 51, I have some prior experience with turning fifty and I can't say I was graceful about it. I spent the day…
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