— Recent Journal essays and notes on plants, places and people —

Charming pink bells held in pairs of the Twinflower, Linnaea borealis

Paths to Linnaea

In June of 1987, our realtor brought us back to the property at 7530 288th St NE for a second look. … Read More

Northern Vietnam, March 2016

I had the pleasure and luxury this spring to travel to Vietnam with my colleague Scott McMahan and … Read More

An Early Spring; February Faces at Windcliff

  February of 2015 will be remembered, among other things,  for the whomping rumble of … Read More

A spire of limestone rising through fog and mist in China

Three Tree Moments

I am home again, reunited with family and garden. The dogs no longer growl when I come into the … Read More