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
How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead. Our Saturday was packed trying to get our weekend projects done with errands and running around. On Sunday however we had a lovely afternoon with our Bay Area cousins to celebrate the Indian harvest festival of Shankranthi. The festival is on January 15th this year but given that its a Wednesday and its hard to get all our families together on a weekday we met on Sunday to celebrate the first of our Indian festivals of 2020. Continue reading Celebrating the Indian Harvest Festival of Shankranthi 2020
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 Christmas Eve!
We attended the last of our holiday parties for the year on Sunday, before we head out for some quality time with just the five of us for a family holiday together. We went over to our friend Basanthi’s annual Christmas Party with Santa on Sunday. Yes, this party actually has a visit from Santa! He not only gives presents to all the little kids but the adults get to take a photo with him too! It’s a fun holiday party with friends, family, lots of delicious food and presents. Here is a look at this year’s Basanthi’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus and Friends. Continue reading Basanthi’s Christmas Party with Santa Claus and Friends 2019
Happy Hanukkah! Wishing you all a wonderful Hanukkah and Happy Holidays! Our family got to celebrate Hanukkah at our good friends Dave and Rose’s home this past weekend and had a wonderful evening with dear friends, lots of laughter, and delicious food. This annual Hanukkah celebration is one that Rose and Dave have been hosting for years and is always a fun holiday event for all. Here is a look at this year’s festive Hanukkah gathering. Continue reading Celebrating Hanukkah with Family & Friends 2019
After days and days of cloudy skies, rain and cold weather, the sun finally came out yesterday and warmed up my spirits. I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of the sunny blue skies. Continue reading Friday Farm Stand
How was your weekend? Attended a holiday party or two? Maybe at your friends place, with family or a company party? I hope you are enjoying this festive month of December. Our weekend was a fun and relaxing couple of days. We went to our cousin’s Meera and Mahesh’s home for our annual holiday cousins’ dinner on Saturday. Continue reading Holiday Dinner with the Cousins 2019
Looking forward to a fun weekend? How was your week? This past week has been rather cloudy and dreary around here, no matter though because I got to spend a fun afternoon earlier this week at a gift exchange party, and a cheerful afternoon yesterday with my good friends Devi, Del and Rose. What a fun afternoon seeing my dear friends turned out to be! Continue reading Holiday Lunch with Devi, Del & Rose
It’s December and the holiday season is upon us. You know what that means? Parties and gatherings of all sorts. Holiday parties at work, at school, with friends, with family, with neighbors, it’s the one time of the year that I think at least for me I get to see everyone I know all crammed into just four weeks. Continue reading Pink Elephant Holiday Lunch 2019
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