Sandra Dean

Sandra Dean

Tieton, Washington
Photo of white iris with yellow-orange interior against background of green plants and small white flowers

Marie’s White Iris

This is the first of three posts that explore my love of gardening.
6 min read
Photo of pink-purple small flowering phlox and yellow balsamroot plants on steppe grassland

Wildflower Wonderlands

Where the Art Nun Walks
6 min read
Photo of elaborate place settings on table with pink fuschia napkins, fruit, white cake, and tea cookies.

Tree Party

A Young Tree Discovery In August of 1974, when I first bought a small 1918’s bungalow in Seattle’s
4 min read
Book cover of Bobby Beaver, with beaver in red swim trunks diving into the water.

My Wildlife Neighbors

My Local Discovery When was the last time you stepped out your door for a walk and ended up discovering
7 min read
Two black and white photos, on left, a fence post, branch and orchard in winter; on right, an ice-covered small tree

Midwinter Postcard 2024

Dear Esteemed Readers, It’s midwinter in the small, agricultural, rural, “renaissance town” of Tieton, Washington, just east of the
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Painting of spiral green chestnut husk and spiral brown chestnut within in front of spiral blue background..

Illuminating the Invisible

This is the 2nd of two posts about artist Hilma af Klint and my connection to her work.
11 min read
A wno-covered creek runs top left to bottom right, with brown grass on each bank and hills in the backgroun.

2023 Solstice Night Greeting

Dear Esteemed Readers, The gorgeous feature photo that begins this post could be of nearby (and much-beloved) Cowiche Creek, not
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Paintings for the Future

This is the first of two posts about artist Hilma af Klint and my connection to her work.
6 min read
Image of center spiral with gold leafs at bottom left and upper right and blue vibrations at other corners

Full Circle

Dear Esteemed Readers, On October 28, 2022, after nearly a year of research and planning, I launched a positive-spirited, arts-related,
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Photo of Magnolia soulangeana in front of Sandra Dean's Seattle home, by David Bilides

Goodbye, Seattle

My stay in the rural small-town environment of Tieton this past year and a half was a dry run prelude
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