Birch Trees

Winter is when I tend to notice birch trees the most whether against the backdrop of a brilliantly cold blue sky or a misty gray day. I love how tall and slender they are while their ridges and knots highlight how they always seem to lean or bend slightly from the upright.

Striking but deadly?

One appeared in my front yard last year, and now I have a whole troop or gregarious of these lovely, but poisonous mushrooms.

Mishima Mugs

After I’ve thrown, trimmed, and attached handles to my porcelain mugs, I begin the mishima process of inlaying a design to the surface.

Meadow Mugs

Fields of summer flowers in an untamed meadow always make me smile. In Seattle, the summer months always bring out these delights in my neighborhood.