Category Archives: lake

end of summer, beginning of fall

And so it ends for another year. Will built a driftwood fire Wednesday night and we cozied up to the flames and enjoyed the evening. Thursday would be a busy day as the guys put away all the chairs and … Continue reading

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there is always more pie

Wednesday was the day that Will and I headed to town for our annual Pie-Hut-And-Shopping afternoon. First stop: Pie Hut. They offer a soup, salad and pie combo that is irresistible. Will had the peanut butter chocolate pie and I … Continue reading

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storing up for winter

These are my acorns. With the demise of brick-and-mortar fabric stores in New England–they are few and hard to find–I have been loving my trips to town to a real fabric store. I am loading up. And I have no … Continue reading

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oktoberfest, 2021

Saturday was the most rain we’d had in one day since January 12. At least, that was what the Spokane weatherman said on his broadcast Saturday night. We needed it. Desperately. But it certainly put a damper on the annual … Continue reading

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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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signs of the times

Please be kind to those who showed up. You’d think people would naturally be polite, especially in these times, but I guess not. I keep hearing horror stories about customers being mean to wait staff in local restaurants. Here’s one … Continue reading

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down at the marina

We ate dinner down here at the nearby floating restaurant (known as “The Floater”) last weekend. The four of us strolled along the pier and gawked at the boats after wolfing down a wonderful meal. Shrimp, fettucini, steak, pork chops–oh, … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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it looks like fog

But it’s not. It’s smoke. Whether it is coming from the Trestle Creek fire or from the fires in California and British Columbia, no one seems to know for sure. It could be gone on Monday, if the winds change … Continue reading

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This is the Summer of Basil. I took this picture three weeks ago, so double it in your mind and then you will have an idea how much basil I am growing. I wish I knew what I was doing … Continue reading

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