Camas blooming

True Story of a Camas Lily

  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This true story just happened to me, my garden, and my artwork. A few years ago I attended a master-gardeners plant sale in Newport, and arriving late, found that most plants were gone with just a few selections remaining. Of course this included some less-popular plants that the …

Glass mosaic of Royal Ann cherries

First Fruits

With a few days of balmy clear weather, fruit trees on the Oregon coast are in peak bloom. My peach tree was first (in March!), followed by European and then Asian pears, and now apples are emerging from pink buds to white blossoms. As I write this, the remarkable old cherry trees across the street …

Poppies

Coastal artists and events online

This week I attended a training session for creating listings on the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts website. I had casually browsed this site before but now see what a great resource it is for artists and supporters of the arts. If you have ever wondered what art/dance/music/theater events or groups might be located …