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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 on Puget Sound, in Washington with my husband.   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.    


August 14, 2014/Road trip


This blog will be very intermittent for about 2 weeks as I travel.  A Road trip, a road trip.  Friends, clean sheets a lot of nights.  This trip is so long, I might actually have to  drive.  I am not crazy about dicing it up with the truckers on 1-5 in the hills.  We have made this trip many times to McKinleyville, CA, but not in four years.  I look forward to the beautiful Smith River and California's part of the coast, and the toasted fields of summer.  


August 12,2014/ The everyday

Here is an example of the MUNDANE.  Clothes on the bathtub is a very common thing with me.  They do not stay long, overnight is fine.  

Last night I was with some women and we were talking about the "in-between spaces"  which are the ordinary spaces between the highs or the lows.  For me, an in-between space is cleaning the kitchen.   Sometimes I clean the kitchen from right to left, sometimes from left to right.  Sometimes it is first things first.  Sometimes I take a photo to see the handiwork of clean space. I love the last touches a beautiful clean counter.  

The talk with my friends was that we should learn to love those spaces because we have so much of them, this is what life is, and not to appreciate them is such a waste. Walking is another very good example of people who come to love that time, in addition to how good it can make your body feel, sometimes you can observe so much.  

In any case I saw the way the way the clothes draped over the bathrub after taking them off before going to bed.  Ordinarily I would delete this photo from the computer.  But in the last week, I have tagged over a thousand photos  with keywords,and I came upon this.  I said, not so fast.   This is a wonderful in-between space.  


A little over a week ago my computer went haywire on several fronts and I could not post photos here.  The repair man just left and my computer is going great.  I have a new modum.  This is the first thing I did on the computer.   


August 8, 2014

This is being written in Starbucks as a test to see if my Internet will work better here.  I am having troubles with I guess my provider.  I do not know when this will be fixed.  I am going on vacation on the 15th to my old home town, McKinleyville, CA.  Sign up to follow so when I actually do get back, you can hook up again.  The follow sign up is on the right.  Love to all of you.   


August 4, 2014/ Shadows, weather, and Whidbey


Around here we are enjoying the weather. My photo prompt for the day was shadows. This photo was taken about 7:45 and the sun is about to go down across the way behind the hills a little to the right.  Here, all anyone can talk of is the weather and how wonderful it is.  Yesterday in Seattle was Sea Fair with the Blue Angels who have been released out of sequestration punishment.  They flew their show over Lake Washington.  And yesterday the weather was perfect so they were able to do the "High Show".  I watched the show on television and then the boat races, where with millions, I watched to see a boat sinking with a man in it, and would the rescue boat get there before the man drowned.  It was a 30 second save.  Many of the Blue Angel pilots have been stationed on Whidbey Island which is that thin streak across the way in the photo. The Blue Hornet flight school is there.  In the photo above Whidbey are the Olympic Mountains.  On the grill is Flat roasted chicken and in the unseen glasses are margaritas.  


July 31, 2014/Peace and Stillness


A Day of Peace & stillness for me is:

A well rested husband

My family in a decent place.

knowing what is for dinner and not having to go to the store.  

Talking to any daughter on the phone.  

Working on my photos  on my computer. I love this.

Having the subject for a blog post and writing it up, and having the photo ready.  Today I did not.  

Have a little chat with God.  Try to listen instead of talk.  

Having a drink and chatting with said rested husband.  Eating the dinner I cooked hopefully very slowly so I can truly enjoy the fruits of my labor.  

Reading in bed before sleep.  This would be shortened because I have played some very stupid game of solitaire on computer.  

All Peace and calm should include a little pink.


In a week, I need several days for this.  In my younger days I had none of this.  It is not to be expected.