Category Archives: Just Pictures

September in the Garden

Hello and a good Monday to you all! How have you been? I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know I’ve been quiet for a while. I was in a bit of a funk. Between COVID the hot topic on the news daily, not being able to see friends and family, and the wildfires that ravaged our area, my spirits finally went down as I found it hard to stay upbeat and positive.

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Veggie Garden Update August 2020

Hello and happy Friday to you all!  How was your week?  Busy? Are you ready for the weekend? Our week was hot hot hot!  This hot weather  we had for almost 10 days caused so many wildfires that our air quality was one of the worst in the world.  A very heartfelt gratitude to the amazing firefighters who are fighting all the blazes around the Bay Area. Can’t thank our firefighters enough for working tirelessly to keep properties safe and get our wild fires under control.  Just heroic efforts!!!   This warm weather also meant that my tomatoes finally started ripening and  I am also thrilled to report that I harvested my first ever harvest of green beans!!

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Friday Flowers. Dahlia Bouquet & the Story of the Dahlia

Hello and a good Friday to you!  How was your week? Are you looking forward to the weekend? We sure are. It’ s going to be a low key weekend for us, but that’s just fine. Gosh we are so getting used to lazing around not doing much, but that’s going to change in a couple of weeks when the twins colleges open.  They are remote learning this semester, we didn’t feel comfortable sending them off to college with so much uncertainly looming ahead.  I get to have my twins at home just a little while longer 😊 💕. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Dahlia Bouquet & the Story of the Dahlia

Friday Flowers: July in the Garden

Hello and a good Friday to you all.  How was your week? I hope it was good and you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  Can you believe it’s going to be August already?  More than half the year is over! What a year 2020 has turned out to be!!  Never ever ever did I think 2020 would be the type of year we’ve had, never 🤔!  Goes to show you one never knows where life will take us. That’s why it’s so important to cherish the everyday, the predictable, the most ordinary of days.  Be it with nature, with family or with a friend;  just be in the moment, focus, and appreciate it all. Enjoy the present.  Continue reading Friday Flowers: July in the Garden

Friday Flowers. Birthday Bouquets

Hello and good Friday to you all.  How was your week? Good? Are you ready for the weekend?  Around here our weather cooled down into the pleasant 70s and 80s this week. Just gorgeous weather! I hope it stays this way. When the weather is this pleasant the garden especially the flowers love it!  On the topic of flowers today I am sharing pictures of beautiful flowers I received on my birthday last week.  Some arrangements were made by my twins with flowers from our garden.  Others were delivered by friends.  Each flower bouquet as original and beautiful as the ladies who gifted them.  Enjoy this week’s Friday Flowers in an array of styles and colors.
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Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Hello and a good Monday to you all.  How was your weekend?  Relaxing? Quiet? Busy?  I hope you had a chance to not do anything for a bit. For us it was a very quiet weekend, and for me – it was a very relaxing weekend.  That’s because it was my birthday last Friday and all I asked of my family is lunch and dinner to be taken care of and not by takeout 😝 .  I also asked if I could celebrate my birthday for three days  😁 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  I am happy to report the family obliged and treated me to homemade lunches and dinners and let me just relax all weekend long.  I did some gardening, took long afternoon naps, read and browsed a lot 😁.  I had a lovely brunch up in the veggie patch on Friday. Then in the evening the twins made dinner.  It really was a perfect birthday and I couldn’t ask for anything more 🥰😘💕❤️ Continue reading Summer Birthday Brunch and Dinner. Menus Worth Replicating

Friday Flowers. Lilies and Glads

Good Friday to you all.  I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.  Today I thought I would share some photos of cheery flowers in shades of yellow and dark purple.  The flowers featured are lilies and gladiolas from my garden that I put together in a bouquet to enjoy indoors.  Please enjoy today’s Friday Flowers 💐🌺🌼. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Lilies and Glads

4th of July Weekend in Sunny Sausalito

Hello and a good Wednesday to you all.  How is your week going?  Good? Ready for the upcoming weekend? Just two more days to go!  How was your July 4th holiday? I hope you were able to relax with family (for those of you here in the U.S.)   We ended up spending our long holiday weekend in sunny Sausalito. Continue reading 4th of July Weekend in Sunny Sausalito

Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend. Today I thought I would give you an update on my veggie garden and all things gardening as it’s been a while since I’ve shared pics of my garden.  Not that the garden isn’t looking great, it’s actually looking the best its been in years, mainly because with all our stay at home mandate I’ve been showering my garden with attention, and the garden is loving it!  Lots and lots of flowers have been blooming nonstop.  Roses, gladiolas, lilies, fuchsias, and anything green and in-between have all been basking in our cool California summer.  Even my veggie patch is looking great. Continue reading Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

Wilder Ranch State Park. Santa Cruz, California

Hello and a good Monday to you.  How was your weekend? Relaxing? Busy? Ready for the new week?  I hope you were able to take a break and rejuvenate.  Our weekend was quiet, we just relaxed around the home and spent time in the garden.  Our weather cooled down on Sunday so it really was a pleasant weekend to be outside.  Speaking of outdoors last week Thursday two of my daughters and I went to Santa Cruz for a wonderful hike. A spectacular cliffside hike by the Pacific Ocean at Wilder Ranch State Park, two miles north of Sant Cruz.  Continue reading Wilder Ranch State Park. Santa Cruz, California