Plant Shadows

Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows:  Continue reading

A Dozen Elk at Crystal Mountain, WA

While vacationing in a cozy cabin on Crystal Mountain, we decided to take a mid-day walk around the wood and surrounding neighborhood. We saw a lone animal walk across the street, completely unaware of our presence. Deer and elk are not strange to me; growing up in Washington means there are lots of animals that wander around residential areas. But this was quite a sight-the elk walked silently into a yard and once we looked hard enough, others began to pop up right in front of us! Continue reading

Carrot Love: Importance of Seed Spacing

Nature is amazing! As a gardener and farmer, I know how important it is to pay attention to the depths and spacing of plants when you lay seeds into the ground to ensure you are growing a stable, strong and successful crop. Sometimes, seeds slip through the cracks and accidentally get planted too close together. Instead of withering and dying, you’re left with a unique plant that has some strange characteristics. Continue reading