― THOSE OF YOU who follow my garden blog know we who live in the Pacific Northwest have been forced to endure some awfully fickle weather of late. It's been a roller coaster of snow, rain, wind but very little sunshine. Yesterday however, by some sheer miracle, the skies parted for a short time while daughter number 2 (I have 3) and I were running errands. We decided to spend a few moments shooting photos in the park. ∙ As you can see, most everything is still lifeless and barren except [...].