A Rose Project

Written by Harald Enders for Anne’s Celebration of Life. Published with permission. Teddie’s note: The last six months of Anne’s life she was focused on trying to put together a book about American Bred Roses. She was very concerned that she might not complete it as if this would render her entire life an incompleteContinue reading “A Rose Project”

The Beginnings of NOAH, Northwest Organization for Animals

About 5 minutes later Nancy Gebhardt drove down my driveway determined to waste no time in securing someone who was so completely set up as a ready volunteer.  She had a little handmade membership card decorated with some of her own charming artwork and instructions for my first job.  I was securely hooked and after all these years I still am.

Farm Notes (July 4, 2022)

Anne’s Celebration of Life Friends and family from around the world celebrated the life of Anne Rae (Boys) Belovich on Saturday, June 18th, 2022. Other than being cold, it went exactly the way she would have wanted it. We found connection in sharing our special moments of her under her favorite maple tree. Rick welcomedContinue reading “Farm Notes (July 4, 2022)”

Farm Notes May 20, 2022

The cherries, forsythias, magnolias, camellias, and daffodils are slowly giving way to the tulips, salmon berry blossoms, rhododendrons, and the dogwoods. The roses are in their beginning bud stages, some more than other as is to be expected from such a variety. The weather changes from rain to snow to rainbows by the minute, briefly clearing for a view of Mt. Rainier if you look up in time.

Prisoner in the Garden

My mother had a beautiful flower garden full of sweet peas, geraniums, lilies, hyacinths, poppies and anything else that existed in the neighborhood. She and my father, Harry Rae Boys, were married in 1915, a couple of years before the United States became involved in the Great War, WW1. While supply shortages took place onContinue reading “Prisoner in the Garden”

Why I care About Conservation

This was originally written for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust Newsletter, Fall 2008, Issue #4. I have wanted to go back to the “paradise” of my youth for the last couple of years and then the sad reality of my visit in 2008 comes into focus. Today I was reminded of this when hearing theContinue reading “Why I care About Conservation”