I have been looking at my yard and the mess it is in and I have decided that this year will be a year of change! I have 1/3 of an acre and the front and back yards are both fairly large. There is a chain link fence around most of the property except for… Read More SPRING IS ON ITS WAY!
Remember the song…’Hello young lovers, wherever you are….? Young love; oh, how we fantasize about it! Maybe we have experienced it, or maybe we wish we had; or maybe we know someone else who has. It’s the ultimate fairytale…a young man and a young woman in love, beautiful, handsome, a prince and princess dreaming about… Read More YOUNG LOVERS
As a new blogger, I have so much to learn. I have taken one course on blogging and am currently going through everything I can find about writing on the web. It’s a little like going on a journey with a general idea of the direction you need to go in but no detailed knowledge… Read More NEW WORLDS AND NEW CHALLENGES
My middle sister is coming to visit this weekend. She and my other sister are traveling to Virginia next week to be with her daughter, granddaughter and great grandson. They will be there for five days to give emotional support for the great grandson who is scheduled for surgery. Funny how things change when you… Read More SISTERS UNITED
Hopefully the rain storms have ceased for the winter. We are so saturated that it’s a wonder we have dry land anywhere! From fires to floods…I am ready for a change. I am ready for sunshine, green leaves and brightly colored blossoms! My sister is slowly clearing out her craft room, sorting through what to… Read More LIGHT, COLOR AND PATTERNS
I had a dream last night about a sign. It read, “big box here”. In my dream someone was packing a truck…shed? The sign was lying on the floor. They picked the sign up and read it, and shook their head, wondering what the sign meant; then they put the sign aside and started stacking… Read More MIXED MESSAGES
I was in a conversation with a young man that I have known for most of his life and we started talking about age. Growing old is an odd fact of life. We age and we know we age, but we never feel like we have gotten old. In fact, the young man I was… Read More GROWING OLD
It’s still only mid March, but it is definitely spring here in Northern California. There are some storms coming in, but we are mostly having sunshine and lots of it. Trees are budding out all over. The almonds are in full bloom as are many of the fruitless varieties of plum and pear. My fruitless… Read More PLANTING SEASON IS UPON US
Sunshine! And it has hit 70 degrees! Spring has definitely sprung! There is more rain forecast, but less and less. We are having more sunshine than rain and it is great weather for working outdoors. When the sun starts shining this much I feel myself perking up and my energy levels getting higher and stronger.… Read More IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD
Sunny and bright today, but with a cold wind blowing. Still I love the sunshine. My daughter lives in Colorado and they are in the middle of a snow storm that has grounded flights and kept people home from work and school. So there we were, me in California with my sunshine and her in… Read More WEATHER AND LONG DISTANCE COMMUNICATIONS
Sunshine today! One weak rain storm down; another on its way. It looks like the approaching storms will keep getting smaller with lots of sunshine in between; more and more sunshine. That is what I have been looking forward to. I have seeds started in peat pots, sitting on the table on my front patio… Read More SEEDS AND CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE!!!
It was so nice, these past few days of sunshine. I did some planting and trimming and enjoyed the blue skies and bright sun. But…the rain has returned, and snow in the mountains. Roads are starting to open up; except in the mountains. One season following another. Spring is almost here, this year; it will… Read More WELL…BACK TO MORE OF THE SAME
When we meet with friends we say, “how are you doing?” We look them in the eye and connect with them because we care, because we want to know how they are doing. Sometimes we ask ‘how do you do’ in a casual, uninterested way as an informal greeting with a stranger. But to look… Read More GREETING FRIENDS