I’m wearing my personal chef hat this week, cooking two meals a day for six days, nurturing Christina Baldwin’s ‘The Self as the Source of the Story’ writing group. With all the many ingredients and menus competing for attention in my mind, there’s little room left for writing. I give you this week a gift for the senses in the form of David Welton’s excellent photos of Whidbey’s spring flowers. OMG! After the dark and cold February we endured, the colors of our flowers and trees seem like a miracle. A friend who once lived in the Seattle area, but moved away due to the depression she suffered from the Northwest’s sunless winters, once said that we get amnesia here in the Northwest: we forgot the gray and damp and are blissed beyond belief with the longer days, the color, the sun, bird song, bunny love and the vistas. Happy Spring Everyone!