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Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

This is the best part about the Scandinavian summer, if you ask me. Nothing beats eating the summer’s first handful of ripe wild blueberries fresh from the woods. When the sun is shining and the forest floor is blue with tiny blue berries, a self-confessed berry addict like me will easily spend an hour or …

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I think I’ve been raving about this before, but the phenomenon that I call the Pacific Northwest winter monsoon brings out an astonishing emerald greenery around here. And when you look closer, it turns out that a lot of it is moss. Moss creeping out everywhere, fragile but determined: on tree trunks, rooftops, stone walls, …

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