About me



 People ask me about the name of my blog and the Radish part.  I used radishes because they are visual attractive, round and red. And when old, they are old a little caustic and biting.   Sometimes that is me

 I live in Northeastern Florida, and I moved here from Puget Sound of Washington.   My subject matter is always in flux.  I go through different crazes and my blog goes with me.  I enjoy food, photography, I love my family, and I am creative always.  I write about life.   Lately I have included some politics and religion.   


April 19, 2015/ Part of Tuesday Dailies

This is how my computer must see be every morning.  I actually look good in this, because I showered much earlier in the day for this.  

One thing Michael and I try to do every night is watch Special Report.  We record it and then play it back.  It is on at 3:00 live time here on the West Coast.   This week we are following the Hilary Scandals.  It will be interesting to see what happens there.  I am becoming more fond of Ron Fournier.  Of course I am always interested in Charles Krauthammer.  



The cupholders of our cars are usually about the same.  I usually have a starbuck cup with either my home made iced green tea, or a real one from Starbucks.  The ginger flavor tablets are a new addition, usually we stick with cinnamon or wintergreenl.  I am thinking that is a ferry schedule.  


YesterdayI needed out of the house and I said lets go to Barking Frog in Woodinville.  I knew nothing about Barking Frog except it was good as reported by a daughter.  With the name of Barking Frog, one might think it was casual like a pizza joint.  Fooled me. We were dressed like kitchen help.  My lunch of blackened steelhead sandwich and salad was excellent. The fish was cooked perfectly.


August 18, 2015/ Week in the Life with Ali Edwards

I am participating as much as possible in Ali Edwards Week in the Life.  It is a good week to do this because there are people and places that I want to record that  I may not be back again to see.  I took a lot of pictures on Sunday because it was an exciting day.  But exciting days is not what Week in the life is all about.  

Unfortunately yesterday I started out with a different camera and it was out of focus most of the day.  So my pictures are limited.  I hope that I can get that camera going  because unlike the steady Iphone 6+ it does do depth of field.  

We were invited over to have a piece of pizza with grandson for his birthday, but he was off on bicycles to play with friends. Here is father having a slice himself.

I  made Mr. Radish get in the picture because his shirt was red.  This is daughter three living room.  A painting of mine is behind my husband.  This is where we stayed the first three weeks in Washington.  

Daughter number Two loves to knit and is excellent at it.  She is knitting these socks and if I lived anywhere but Florida, I would want a pair.  

After dinner at Margaret's House we watched a documentary on Antartica.  It was about people who lived the whole year there. Amazingly beautiful visuals.  

Monday was the day that I got my protime checked.  The lab here in Issaquah is very efficient.  

Two of my grandsons are teenagers and they love popcorn.  Their mother buys it by the gallon jug.  I too love popcorn.  Sometimes they make it at night and the smell wafts up and into my room.  It drives me crazy.  


August 11, 2015I 

They say that all good families are alike.  There was a book about this very subject.  The one thing I remember from the book is that there is always a historian.  This is what I am doing this summer.  

In fact it has been a real opportunity to be around my girls again and their families.  The eldest girl of ours has spent lots of time with us due to the fact that she lived abroad, and would come home to visit in chunks.  Or we would visit her and many times we stayed more than two weeks.  A couple of times: months.  

I have been witnessing changes:  one teenaged boy coming out of his cocoon with wit and cheer.  The boy who was always the most positive is now a teen and now needs space.  One grandson who was the least known by me because he always wanted to be with his cousins, I know a lot better, very sweet.  And the young one here has a terrific wit and makes me laugh, not always , but alot.  

I love being with my girls and their husbands.  We all have debates and so far this summer no blow ups.  I put this in so you will know that we are like all families.  We do have our faults.  Some big and some small.  Aging sort of makes the bad ones worse, but suddenly there is a surprise and anyone of us can and does shoot out from the bog into the sun.  




August 8, 2015


August 5, 2015/Day trip



Sunday Mr. Radish and I moved from daughter #3's house to daughter#2 house. Although it is less than a mile away as the crow flies, life is totally changed.  One house has young boys running through it and one house has teenaged boys with computers, one of which will be a senior in high school and is in the pre-college selection phase.  Both sets of parents work, and all the boys do some chores.  

Yesterday, we wanted to go to Snoquolimy Falls which is less than 30 minutes away.  We took our 15 year old grandson with us.  There is a wonderful lodge at the falls and I thought we might go to lunch.  I asked the 15 year old when he had last showered. The seventeen year old spoke up and said, "I think we will let Gabe decide when is going to shower."  I was stunned.  Of course he was right. My asking about his showering was treating him like the eight year old.   When I thought about it, showering was not even what I was wanting to know.  I really wanted him to wear a good T-shirt rather than a ratty T-shirt.  And when I thought about it even more, the right T-shirt applied more to his grandfather than to him.