Spider Sticks

7
                                                 A spider stick is any handy light branch or stem which you have stripped of its leaves and twigs, cut to three feet or...

Staying ahead of myself

5
it is now mid-spring and I am in a familiar dilemma: staying ahead of myself. Gardening is a reciprocal relationship, I do...

The Long Long, Grey Grey, Cold Cold Winter of 2021-22

7
Rainshadow contributor Ann Candioto relishes in the end of winter and the start of gardening season. Lately I’ve been thinking about a T-shirt, grey of...

The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

6
We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

The Philosophical Gardener: Boolbs?

7
Beverley Nichols, born 1898, was a reporter and author, in a variety of genres, in post WWII, mid-century Britain.  He was something of a...

The Philosophical Gardener: Salad Days

5
  References to one’s “salad days,” it seems, began with Shakespeare when he wrote it in a line for Cleopatra who...

Philosophical Gardener: Poseurs

3
                                                                           Yes, one sees them now in supermarkets, bright red, big-bosomed fruits piled high in plastic boxes luring us to a summer fantasy...

The Philosophical Gardener: Peas

5
“The enemies of peas are few in number, but great in power. Chopped gorse sown with                the seed will prevent the ravages of mice,...

Trending

The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

32
Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

15
More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

7
One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

8
Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

4
From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...