Category Archives: Gardening

California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

Happy Earth Day!

In the spirit of Earth Day and all things nature and gardening I would like to share this fun look at a spring garden tour a group of my friends and I went on in Palo Alto, California.  The garden tour was called California Dreaming – the philosophy of enjoying the beautiful outdoors all year round and in our own backyards. Continue reading California Dreaming. Gamble Garden Spring Tour

While Humans Pause Nature Continues to Hum. Week 5 of Shelter in Place

Good Monday to you all.  How was your Easter? I know, not the celebration you were hoping for, but I trust everyone is doing well and got to celebrate in a unique way this year.  This will be an Easter we will all remember for many years to come I’m sure. Continue reading While Humans Pause Nature Continues to Hum. Week 5 of Shelter in Place

First Spring Rose

Happy Easter!

It’s Easter Sunday and though it’s not our typical Easter celebration, we do have much to be thankful for.  Our world is coming together against a common enemy, the corona virus.  When was the lat time the entire world stood together in solidarity?  In the true meaning of Easter, let us celebrate the arrival of Spring’s hope and the victory of good over sin.

The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.”
–Katie McGahan Continue reading First Spring Rose

Camellia Blossoms in the Garden

Good Friday to you all.  Today I would like to share pictures of a gorgeous camellia tree blooming in my garden.  I only have one camellia bush, it came with the house and though I’ve moved it a couple of times it always survived and rewards me with sublime pale pink and dark prink striped blooms. These blooms are so pretty that every year I admire their beauty.   Such beauty comes at a price though as these blossoms are so heavy that it be rain or shine, they droop on the bush; making it hard to appreciate these lovely blossoms. Continue reading Camellia Blossoms in the Garden

Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.

Good Friday to you all.  It looks like we’ve made it past week one of our “Stay at Home” mandates.   Things went pretty smoothly around here.  Even the chaos at the grocery stores have calmed down.  I went walking yesterday and saw more than the usual number of people walking and getting fresh air, all within the guidelines of “social distancing.”  Basically, people are being respectful of the guidelines set forth to help us all through these trying times.  It’s very reassuring to see. Continue reading Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.