Epiphany

Yes, our tree is still up. We leave it up for the entire twelve day feast of Christmas, from December 25th through January 5th, and take it down after our church observes the Nativity of Christ, on January 6th.  This feast day, also called Epiphany, commemorates the arrival of the Magi and the revelation of... Continue Reading →

Art Camp

Last week, we went to Art Camp.  Every year for the past twelve years, my family has descended en masse on my aunt's cottage on Lake Huron.  Here we do normal family vacation things -- like enjoy big meals together and play outside and go swimming and have board game tournaments -- and not so... Continue Reading →

Olympic National Park Ecosystems: Temperate Rainforest

The word "rainforest" conjures images of brightly-colored macaws, 15-foot anacondas, and jaguars creeping along tree branches; however, rainforests are designated simply by the amount of precipitation they receive each year.  Their flora, fauna, and climates vary in every other way.  If you're interested in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Penninsula, set aside your visions... Continue Reading →

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