Spring in the Rain Garden

The last few days we have enjoyed exceptionally pleasant, sunny weather that makes all Seattleites switch from saying, “Have a good day!” to “Enjoy the sun!” I don’t know of anywhere else where people say that. Everybody seems to perk up, too, like a droopy plant getting water, so you walk around seeing people with … Continue reading “Spring in the Rain Garden”

Rain Garden Green

Day’s Verse: The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words. Proverbs 10:19 I continue to find the growth of our rain garden plants fascinating and thrilling. They seem to thrive despite my usual lack of plant mojo. Today, while weeding the garden (grass keeps wanting to populate it; I can’t blame the … Continue reading “Rain Garden Green”

Rain Garden Work Party 3: DONE

Day’s Verse: Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Matthew 7:12 May my back one day learn to forgive me. Yet another Saturday sacrificed to the yard, and it was sunny and 60°, too, perfect … Continue reading “Rain Garden Work Party 3: DONE”

Rain Garden Work Party 2

Day’s Verse: By the seventh day God had finished his work. On the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2-ish Calling this a “work party” is too grand, really, as the group comprised entirely family and Karissa… and the excavator, of course. Most of the time it was just three or four … Continue reading “Rain Garden Work Party 2”

Rain Garden Nerdiness and CX Races

Day’s Verse: “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” Matthew 5:5 This morning, I could barely get out of bed, I was so sore from the digging yesterday. You name it, I swear it hurt. … Continue reading “Rain Garden Nerdiness and CX Races”