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Hval family would go the extra mile to be with twin grandsons
Carolyn Payne lives in the Glenrose Prairie area of Spokane and regularly drives on 29th Avenue near its intersection with Glenrose Road. She recently dropped me a note about an amazing stand of 7- to 8-foot-tall foxtail lilies growing in a field along the road.
I almost met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Headstones offer connection to stories told or untold
You never know how much you miss something until it’s gone. Derek and I have entered the blissful state of the almost-empty nest. With just one kid at home our budget has relaxed enough for us to enjoy dining out at least once a week (and that doesn’t include Friday night pizza.)
Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant that you know is going to happen, and it’s just about my favorite feeling in the world.
It looks like we just might get away with a mild winter. So, where do we go from here?
On Nov. 23, 2019, a rainbow shimmered across our sky. Not just any rainbow, a glorious double arc.
I just love it when people think of innovative or spot-on perfect gifts to get for people they care about. It’s hard to accomplish, but when you get it right, it’s a gem that everyone – in addition to the recipient – can appreciate.
For many of us, perhaps the nerdier in our midst, this is the time when our inner logophilia eagerly rises to the surface as we begin our annual end-of-the-year search for announcements of the various official Words of the Year (which are sometimes phrases). Happily, for those of us who love words, the lists are now forthcoming.
What does the term “organic gardening” really mean? It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot.
For many of us who are serious gardeners, gardening is a lifetime passion.
Now that the frozen ground and a light dusting of snow has shut down the outdoor gardening season, it’s time for the reading and study season we all wait for. Preferably in a comfy chair with your lap warmed by a dog or cat. With that in mind, I want to spend several columns over the next few months on topics that will help you understand some more technical garden topics.
There’s no place like home for the holidays and for 32 children, Hutton Settlement is the place they call home. Earlier this year, I got to know four of those children.
Like many of you, I allow my houseplants to spend the warm summer on our deck. My collection includes a large jade plant, three equally large Christmas cacti and a real Southwestern desert cactus; all with family histories. While they were outside, they got plenty of light, water and air. Now that they are back inside, it’s a different story.
We’ve all encountered people who move here and talk incessantly about how great it was back where they came from. A little of that is OK, understandable even. Eventually that can get old though.
Where have all my doctors gone?
You don’t need to live in the woods or have lots of space to have a wildlife-friendly garden.
Candidates are deluged with a multitude of questionnaires, even if they aren’t seeking an endorsement.
It’s my belief that at least some of those who offer themselves as experts on our urban core – even if they profess to stay away – don’t admit the real reason they supposedly steer clear of downtown Spokane.