The 4th of July

Well, America.  All that it means to us…the history, the narrative, the many wonderful people just trying to live a life.  Maybe the fourth of July is when I can put aside the politics and the incessant bad news of NPR and just revel in what I think summer in America is…for me anyway… Pie […]

Creative Thinking When Zoning Fails

“Densification” “Infill”…modern words.  These words weren’t part of the vocabulary 25 years ago when we bought this little beach house… Across the street was a heavily wooded lot with huckleberries, salal, shorepines, rhoadies…it looked like this…and birds lived here…”habitat.” For 25 years we rolled up to our house knowing that one day we’d drive in […]

Quick Beach Visit

We had a new fence built this week, between our house and the house-of-constant-renters…maybe you remember how it looked the summer before last..here…so we zoomed over to take a look…it’s good! It poured and blew and sheeted down on Saturday… but today dawned sunny and clear and perfect for getting out the sweet old bikes…wedding […]

Editing Cutler City

In our two plus weeks at the beach I rode my bike around our neighborhood, Cutler City, several times a day.  Sometimes I had my camera and took pictures of my favorite small cottages, the “old” Cutler City….little  cottages for fishermen built on the sand.  Many many of these are gone and some (like ours) […]