03 Apr

Tulips in Skagit Valley

The tulips are here and with them the change of seasons has firmly taken hold. The winter in Northwest Washington was mild and, for the second year in a row, we again have an early spring. What it portends about the future of our climate...

25 Mar

The Daffodils are in Bloom

The daffodils are in bloom in Skagit Valley. Spring can't be far off as this annual turning of the seasons testifies. On a brisk  morning with wind gusts cresting 30 miles an hour we set out on a Sunday drive to see if the daffodil rumors were true....