When I was a kid I could spend hours in a swimming pool. I have no recollection of what I would do. Play? Swim? Splash? Now, when I get in a pool, I’m at a loss. I feel like I should swim laps, or play a game, or float and read a book. I never … Continue reading Jardin Journale: Productivity
We moved into our house in late November, and after a full December, only got around to planting daffodil bulbs in January. I was convinced they weren't going to show up at all this year. But just like all the gardening advice columns I consulted, it looks like they're going to be late bloomers. Last … Continue reading Jardin Journale: Greet Spring
On the last day of freedom before our sheltering-in-place began, Libby and I made our way over to Mount Vernon to soak in some sunshine—both the actual rays on this first spring Saturday of the year and the sunny, yellow fields of daffodils. The farms weren't open to the public, so we had a socially … Continue reading Jardin Journale: Gardening, not cancelled
Photographs from the 2019 Shipwrights Regatta in Port Townsend, WA.
It's been raining nonstop for the past month. But this week was one of the worst yet. Day after day of unrelenting rainfall left me feeling like I might drown in the growing mud puddle surrounding my house. So when the clouds parted Friday afternoon and I saw blue sky for the first time in … Continue reading Jardin Journale: After the rain
Photographs from Port Townsend's 2019 Wearable Art Show
Three girls sat at a table making things happen. Making their coffee disappear from its cups. Making croissant flakes fall to the table top. Making men with bad intentions flee their presence. And making wishes for the women they know and don't know. What is the difference between intention and magic? How powerful are … Continue reading The power of intention
Photographs from the 2019 Classic Mariners Regatta in Port Townsend, WA.
Photos from the 2019 Race to Alaska in Port Townsend, WA.
If we didn't have winter, would we still feel that immeasurable joy on those first warm, spring days? My job gives me the opportunity to meet and talk with a lot of people. Just last week, I met with a rambunctious crew restoring an old houseboat, talked with a sunny flower farmer, and had lunch … Continue reading Sunny, dreamy