Author Archives: beeconcise

About beeconcise

A Southern writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

Birds

I see now, having become a bit of a birder myself lately with my husband, that I have widened my perspectives to see that each and every creature on this earth has jobs to do. When you get right down … Continue reading

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The River Birch

The River Birch Some years ago my husband planted trees all over our back yard in Spokane, WA, turning it into what I called a Zen garden. There was shade on hot summer days, beautiful snowy branches in the winter, … Continue reading

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Gardening Journal

Eighteen years ago I began a gardening journal. In it I was able to capture when flowers bloomed, when they didn’t, or when I found a robin’s nest at the top of our rose trellis. Some plants would thrive in … Continue reading

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Shadows

Early on New Year’s day I took this picture of the small blue pot of Ivy on the kitchen counter, next to the sink. Each morning as I fill the Keurig for a cup of coffee, I give a little … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal

Frankly, I have no idea where this phrase comes from ~ Hope Springs Eternal ~ but it sure fits the bill for my husband and me these days. We just sold our house (in 6 days and to the first … Continue reading

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Footprints

FOOTPRINTS It’s amazing to me how one single letter can change the meaning of a word, or evoke completely different memories from one person to another. By adding the ‘S’ onto Ocean Blue, it becomes Ocean Blues (a color of … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Bucket List – For August 2, 2016 After seeing the movie Bucket List, I made a short list of my own. First, a whale watching excursion from Seattle or Whidbey Island. Then a night in Dayton, WA’s historic hotel and … Continue reading

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