July 25th, 2009

Reading and Electronic Editions

From the Vine Maple Studio, I plan to share some of the electronic books that I like in the form that I like to read. Perhaps other readers will enjoy them as much as I do.

Paradoxically, I don’t particularly care for electronic books. I read a lot but seldom watch TV or movies. My […]

July 24th, 2009

Visiting the Ocean Beaches

Rebecca and I went to Moclips on the Pacific Ocean side of the Olympic Peninsula last weekend. I enjoy the ocean beaches but my parents and grandparents, who lived on the same farm we do, never showed any interest in the ocean. Bellingham Bay and Georgia Straits were enough for them.

They may have […]

July 14th, 2009

The Garden and the Weather

We have had some rain, enough to moisten the ground. My Dad used to say that a ruined first crop of hay usually meant a good second crop, and I think he would have said that this year. We had enough rain around the Fourth of July to ruin a lot of hay, and the […]