I invite you to view my professional resume, some of the clients I have worked with, and get better acquainted as I share some of my personal interests with you as well. My strong belief is that we all have more in common than not if we take the time to get to know one another. I hope you will share your comments and interests with me.

Blog posts are an eclectic array of topics that interest me, such as storytelling, memories, photography, writing for children, caring for creation, book reviews, and interesting finds. Posts also include Moments: our stories, uniquely unforgettable moments in our lives – I hope you will share yours with us. I enjoy aromatherapycooking, sailing, singing sea shanties and street photography.

From time to time I invite or write about an extraordinary person, often a friend, to share something of their knowledge, gift, passion, and journey with us. My intention is to write more, record more stories and songs for my grandchildren, as well as preserve personal histories and special memories for family and clients.

Four Generations

Sitting on the lap of my great grandfather, “Bestefar”, while looking at a photograph of my father, Robert, held by my grandfather Leif. Photo: Bellingham Herald [Bellingham, WA]

Front Page Father’s Day 1951

Holding my grandchild. 2009.


Wisteria gracefully wrapped herself around the southeast corner post that supported the trellis shading the garden court. Her flowering branches wove through the latticework as lovingly as a mother would thoughtfully run her fingers through her child’s tangled locks.

Across the private arboretum, Wisteria could see the roses in abundant bloom. It was high tea and all the tea roses were arrayed in a splendor of color, sending a delicate bouquet of fragrance waltzing across the lawn on the afternoon breeze.

Good afternoon, Lady Roses, Wisteria said.

Good afternoon, Lady Wisteria. Do come for tea.

I shan’t be able today my dear friends, but please do ask me tomorrow.

– L.E.Erickson

Thistledown Tabby

Thistledown tabby, linen and flax,
Silkworm and satin, cotton and grass

Storm clouds and rain, sunshine at noon,
Mountains at sunset, starlight and moon

Pine needle baskets, hemlock and fir,
Wormwood and ash, chestnut and burl

Lattice of cedar, mortar and hay,
Stonework and brick, shingles and clay

Horsehair and mink, alpaca and snake,
Otter and salmon, hedgehog and drake

Rough skin and newborn, furrowed and smooth,
Peaches and cream, and old wrinkled prune

Orange zest and kiwi, coconut and lime
Banana and mango, lemon and rind

Lavender bundles, magnolia and rose,
Jasmine and freesia, poetry and prose

Texture and color, vision and taste,
Fragrance and feel, image and grace

– L.E. Erickson