Hearing loss is a common problem often caused by aging, but genetics, trauma, and occupational noises can also cause it. Common signs are: trouble hearing on the phone or in conversations personally. Needing to turn up the volume on the TV. Struggling with background noise or trouble hearing certain consonants. In some cases, surgery or…Read more »
I planted a bleeding heart in my shade plant box last year. This year it took off and is so beautiful.
I drove up to Leavenworth area for the Autumnfest. The Aspin trees were so beautiful in their gold colors. Even though there had been numerous forest fires this past summer, the undergrowth of the trees were striking in reds and yellows. I bought a box of Barlett pears that were perfect in sweetness and a…Read more »
As a child, I used to go on field trips to Green Lake in north Seattle. I always thought the water had a strange smell and the bottom of the lake felt yucky to my feet. My eyes popped out when I saw this little article about Green Lake today in the NW Prime Time…Read more »
With hot summers comes the endless weeds in our yards and gardens. Weeds germinate best in warm, sunny, moist soil. Loose, dry, shady soil not so much. Once the weeds sprout, there are a few ways to kill them. I don’t recommend poisons as they run off into the sewers and eventually find their way…Read more »
William Bourn, Jr. took over management of the mine to keep it from closing. He pushed several mine shafts past the 1,200 foot level and brought the mine into profit status. Mr. Bourn had a cottage made for his family and himself. He hired others to maintain his great gardens. Here are some pictures I…Read more »
Legends state the first geranium grew at the feet of where the Prophet Mohammed had hung his shirt to dry. The flower has been used in ancient times in solar spells and transformation. Geranium means gentility.
Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.
I couldn’t believe it when I heard that certain foods and drink harbor antifreeze! Don’t believe me? Then check the labels when you shop. An organic form of antifreeze is propylene glycol and is used as a thickener and a sweetener. It’s considered safe by the FDA, yet in Scandinavian countries things like Fireball Cinnamon…Read more »