Issaquah is country town with intriguing shops and old time theatres. Many people hike the mountain trails or bike ride. I hadn’t been to their zoo in years and decided to visit it. I was impressed with the changes and more animals added for a small zoo. A local artist opened an art gallery on…Read more »
Category: amusing & appealing
Pt. Defiance is a 760-acre park in Tacoma, WA that includes a zoo with two aquariums, beach access, jogging trails, and beautiful gardens. It began as a military reservation with Ft. Nisqually at one point. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland authorized the land to be used as a public park. The rose garden has an…Read more »
I visited the town of Black Diamond, WA. It’s an old coal mining town. It’s a great country-styled town with a bakery, smoked meat shop, a great antique shop, and a historical museum. A little bit of history for you: In the early 1880’s, the Black Diamond Coal CO. of CA was depleting its supplies…Read more »
I planted a bleeding heart in my shade plant box last year. This year it took off and is so beautiful.
I made these carrot cupcakes for my preschoolers. I got creative. Check it out.
I listened to Kathleen Gage’s podcast interview on her tips on how to get started, etc. Kathleen also has her own plant-based food business located in Oregon. Listen to her podcast on: https://www.powerupforprofits.com/podcastsandra. It’s only available a short time or follow Kobo podcasts for more information & other podcast s.
Here Comes the Clowns
My preschool class is learning about laughter and celebrations. I thought of this craft for them to do. It’s a clown. You will need fruit netting ( like on Asian Pears), construction paper, foam paper, a marker, small plastic jars with lids ( found at Michael’s), and cupcake liners. Make a clown face with markers…Read more »
Dancing with the Rainbow
Looking for an activity for your youngster for St. Patrick’s Day? Try this. Tie different colored ribbons on a jar band. Play some Irish music and have the kids whirl the band of colors around.
Flowers of the Month
Every month is dedicated to a special flower. Here is the list. January is carnation. February is violet. March is daffodil. April is sweet pea. May is lily of the valley. June is a rose. July is larkspur. August is gladiolus. September is aster. October is calendula. November is chrysanthemum. December is narcissus.
Most people know some of the birthstones. Here is the complete picture by months. January: garnet February: amethyst March: aquamarine April: diamond May: emerald June: pearl July: ruby August: peridot September: sapphire October: opal November: topaz December: turquoise