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ALMOST SPRING, photographs

We still have a few weeks until the official beginning of spring, but here in Portland (in between the snow storms) spring is springing. The tenacity of the flowers as they ignore the cold and bloom their little hearts out … Continue reading

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MORE ZUCCHETTA PHOTOS

                 With the onset of rain here in Portland, the zucchetta vines are going crazy. They have snaked throughout my garden and into my trees, dangling their long squash like semi-obscene fruit. The blossoms, still gorgeous, are fewer now, … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SPLENDOR, photographs

                    These photographs were taken on Willamette River houseboats. The temperature was perfect; the sky, clear and blue. The last days of summer are always the sweetest.    

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SUMMER ZUCCHETTA BLOSSOMS

                Zucchetta is an heirloom climbing summer squash popular throughout Italy. Firmer than zucchini, its flavor is mild and delicious. The zucchetta plant is extremely prolific, requiring a lot of room for its 15’ runners. My first introduction to Zucchetta was at … Continue reading

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF EARLY SPRING

Spring in Portland, Oregon comes early. February is a magical month, where crocuses bloom and Japanese quince burst their coral buds. It begins with the snowdrops, one unseasonably warm and sunny day, and progresses in between rain storms to a … Continue reading

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THE MEMORY OF DAPHNE

Sure enough, the scent of the Daphne takes me right back to my childhood, To Laurelhurst Park, to honey sunshine and rain sparkles of springs gone by. Gone way by. More than half a century passing. The sky was bluer … Continue reading

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