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
By now we've all heard of it: that abstract giant mass of garbage, three times the size of France that's floating out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Garbage Island, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We're worried about it, collectively, especially when we think of all those cute otters and seals choking … Continue reading What Is In the Ocean?
I finally got my motorcycle license so it's safe to say that I'm going to have helmet hair all summer. Chumstick Mountain (which comes from the Chinook language and means "painted tree"). Great smells I encountered on my motorcycle ride today: Ocean wind mixed with madrona tree. Freshly tilled soil. Sea salt. Meadow covered w/ … Continue reading Perpetual Helmet Hair