Hi, I’m Catherine and welcome to my blog.
So excited to share with you about the people, places and things that turn me on and let you in on a well-kept secret.
Yes, I was once a cute Playboy bunny with bunny ears, cottontail and all (Pause) for Halloween. (Har, Har) What’s up doc? Chomp, chomp… Now I’m an apiologist.
What is an apiologist? A person who studies apiology the science of honeybees.
Why Portland? Well, I was born here. In fact, I’m a fifth generation Portlander. What does that really mean?
Simply, what it boils down to is my great great grandmother Mary Crawford arrived here in 1909, stayed and had a family.
Yes, the Rose City, also known as Stumptown, is still my home and I confess, as much as I love this place, I do dream of a life in Paris, France. Why?
Because Paris is crazy full of sexy, amazing and beautiful art, fashion, music, and architecture. (All of my other loves aside from honeybees)
Why do I call Portland the Rose City? Because the northwest has five kinds of rain and roses love rain.
The other nickname Stumptown hails from a time way back when there were lots and lots and lots of trees.
A commodity of timber as they say and the Willamette River banks were covered in trees all the way to the Pacific ocean.
Millions of trees. So, they cut all the trees and shipped the timber to Europe. What remained were the tree stumps, in other words, “Stumptown.”
So, what is super duper exciting and absolutely happening right now? My Top Five Favorite topics:
- 1. Honeybees: Buy my bee book here because it’s all about year-round honeybee gardens that include flowers, shrubs, trees and water for bees.
- 2. My *NEW* book, (Available soon) “Honeybee Herbarium Collection” mapping the urban landscape of Portland based solely on the year-round availability of trees, shrubs and flowers for honeybees and organic beekeeping made easy.
- 3. Opera: Mozart and the life, and times of Josephine Bonaparte.
- 4. Yoga and Hiking: Yin Yang at Yoga on Yamhill: Paul Terrell
- 5. Vegan Cooking: Making Spaghetti Squash right now for lunch
Yes, I saw a mermaid under the Sellwood Bridge on April 4, 2011 around 6:00 a.m. Hey, I really appreciate you stopping by, so let’s stay in touch, what do you think?
Thank you, thank you, thank you and many blessings, Catherine