Showing posts from October, 2020

Creekside Village Autumn 2020

    "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." -Unknown    "How beautiful the leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days." -John Burroughs     "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house" -Nathaniel Hawthorn, The American Notebooks     "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers, we more than gain in fruits." -Samuel Butler     "Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree." -Emily Brontë, "Fall, Leaves, Fall"     "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby    "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Country Living The Oprah Magazine

Welcome Beth and David

 Meet Our New Neighbors on Creekside Lane When Beth and David moved to Creekside in June, their arrival was announced quietly … no moving van or U-Haul accompanied them.  They had no furniture, not even in storage. It’s not that they don’t like furniture.  They had disposed of it all in mid-2019, along with their home, so they could take off and see the world. Travel is their true passion. Every chance they got they would travel.  They had previously visited most of Europe on vacation, sometimes staying for as long as 2 and even 3 months.  They enjoyed immersing themselves in the culture and daily lives of those in various European countries.  France had been a favorite, dispelling the snobbish French attitude held by many.  Each country had its special quirks and joys that delighted them and as David says, “I think it’s hard to be a good citizen unless you travel.  It used to be so easy to think our country was the ‘correct’ way to live and act.  Visiting other people and their cultur

Friends of the Berm

 On Tuesday, October 6th, members of the Landscape Committee, joined by some of their friends, went to work on those naked berms along Creekside Lane.  Recall that English Ivy had taken over and was starting to encroach into adjacent yards, trees and shrubbery.  While beautiful growing on stately manor halls in rural Britain, it tends to be an invasive pest in the Pacific Northwest.   The ivy was removed a couple of years ago.  The banks were treated and barked to prevent regrowth of the persistent plant.  After lying fallow for a while, the berms were now ready for replanting.  With blue sky and sunshine, it was a perfect day for gardening.  And just in time to catch the autumn rains. The new plantings include Golden Thread Cypress, Azaleas, Winter Heath, David Viburnum, and native Sword Ferns.  This selection was chosen for low maintenance, drought tolerance and cost-effectiveness.  These have also been growing successfully around the Creekside campus.  A second phase of plantings i