This week is the Garden Writers Association annual meeting. The host city this year is Portland, Oregon.
Its an amazing world we live in.
One morning I am in Southern California, having eggs and toast for breakfast with this bee that landed on my weeping hibiscus. Later, that same date, I am enjoying dinner in Portland with my niece, Anka, and her husband, Chet. They made sure I was not only well fed, but escorted me to two Powell's bookstores- including the home and garden storefront.
Not only is travel convenient. But communications- this none-too savvy computer user was able to figure out how to hook up to the Internet via a wireless connection all on my own.
So this is where I am, engaging with 600 people dedicated to making the world a little more beautiful. Some by creating plants, some by developing tools, and a lot of us observers sharing what we learn from them, either with a camera or words.