Don't be fooled. Inside this thin coating of sweetness is a fiery core of total insanity.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday Vignette

My picture today is all about perspective. I noticed it when I was sorting through the photos that I included in yesterday's post about Heronswood.

It could be an extreme closeup of a small plant like a primula. But it's not. It's actually a group of western skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus), and that leaf standing upright in the center is as tall as me (I'm about 5'2")

When I was putting this post together I looked for a bunch of pithy quotes about perspective to include. The one I liked best wasn't attributed to anyone.

"When you realize that by changing your perspective, big things can be seen as little things, it becomes much harder to worry about anything."

I'm going to have to remember that one. All those things that cause me anxiety aren't skunk cabbages, they're really Primulas.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Leafy Green Cathedral of Awesomeness


I visited Heronswood a couple of weekends ago, when Nigel and I decided to spend an overnight trip to the Kitsap Peninsula. It's only about an hour and a half drive from my house, but it's always fun to go away overnight.

The garden has made great strides in the years since it was bought by the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Its renovation was overseen by Dan Hinkley, the original owner of Heronswood. It's now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the beginning of March to the end of October.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these photos from my visit.