I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. For us we ended the week last Friday with a performance by one of my twins’ school orchestra for a Winter Concert. Rani is a cellist in her orchestra and since she is a senior now and heading off to college soon all these school events have taken on a deeper meaning. That’s why I decided to invite a few of our close friends to attend the concert. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Flowers for a Cellist
In the garden this week I did some winter pruning of rose bushes, daylilies, scented geraniums, lantanas, and astromeria. I really gave a hard prune to my rose bushes this year. Last year I went lighter on cutting them back but this year I’m being a little more aggressive. Continue reading Friday Flowers
It’s been a gorgeous and mildly warm start to our January this week with sunny temperatures in the 50s and 60s, perfect for gardening. I’ve been out in my garden winter pruning my plants but still have a long way to go before I’m done. I’ll be busy for a while! Continue reading Friday Flowers
Happy Friday! I hope you are having a good week!
Today I would like to share a few photos I took of flowers that are still blooming and brightening up my December garden. Despite the dip in temperatures and all the stormy rain we have had recently my little kitchen patio is looking lovely as ever. Continue reading Friday Flowers
Sunny skies, warm daytime temps and cool night time temperatures have made this week the quentessential fall weather here in the Bay Area. Our North Bay wildfires are under control and we are hoping for some rain. In the garden leaves have started falling, and though it’s an up hill battle to keep the garden clean, I keep sweeping the front stoop only to have more leaves drop right in front of me 😀🍂🍂🍂! My flowering bushes on the other hand are still holding on tight to their leaves and blooming away, and my veggie patch is looking lush and happy. I even see pea pods on the pea seedlings I planted! Continue reading Friday Flowers
Hi folks, I hope you are having a good weekend! Ours has been a quiet one especially after all the power outages we had the previous weekend, we were happy to be home with electricity and happy to have a low-key couple of days.
Today I would love to share with you a fabulous fall garden project that uses foraged flora and natural garden elements. Are you looking for a creative way to decorate your pumpkins this season? Try this foraged flora pumpkin project that everyone can be a part off. All you need is glue and foraged flora and you can make the most beautiful decorated pumpkin that I promise will look like you purchased it from a high-end florist! Continue reading Foraged Flora Pumpkin Decorating with Friends
I hope you are having a good week and are looking forward to a lovely weekend. For us, this week has been rather somber. We found out earlier this week that my dear friend Nishma’s Mother-in-law whom we affectionately called Masi (Aunty) passed away. She was 90 years old and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Remembering Masi
I am excited to share with you these images of an Indian floral art form called Pookolam that is “floral artwork” that I saw this week. Pookalam are created in the Southern Indian state of Kerala during their fall-harvest festival. I had never seen a Pookalam until this week when I stopped by my friend Veena and Mani’s home for their annual Navratri Golu celebrations. Every year Mani and Veena put on an elaborate and gorgeous display of mythological Indian dolls and souvenirs for their Golu display, but this year Veena had gone further to create a beautiful Pookalam or flower art for the occasion. Continue reading Friday Flowers: Pookalam. Flower Art
Today I would like to share some pictures of a few little bouquets I made as I was pruning bushes in my garden this week.
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Looking to make a quick batch of cup cakes loaded with good for you blueberries? This recipe makes the most light and fluffy blueberry cup cakes ever! I picked up this recipe from my friend Nishma who asked me to stop by for a quick cup of tea and a light breakfast after my morning gym workout one day. These delicious blueberry muffins were on her menu. Light and fluffy and sweetened to perfection, these muffins tasted so good with a cup of tea in the morning, that I must admit I did feel a little guilty having it after my workout. But Nishma informed me that it was light on the sugar and made with almond flour. Somehow hearing this made me enjoy the muffin even more. Continue reading Light and Fluffy Blueberry Muffins