Category Archives: Just Pictures

Mother’s Day Flowers

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you treated your Mom to a special day yesterday. My Sunday was relaxing and chill. After delivering homemade bouquets to all my friends few days earlier, I received lots of flowers in return. For a flower gal like me, Mother’s Day flowers are the best ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜€. I was also treated to brunch and dinner made by my girls. A delicious creamy polenta baked with spring veggies for brunch, veggie stir fried rice for dinner, and a sweet blueberry cake for dessert. All in all it was a perfect Mother’s Day ๐Ÿ’•.

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Friday Fotos. Front Row Seat for Bird’s Nest Activity

Hello and Happy Friday! Its spring all over town and birds have been going nuts building nests around my garden. I understand, this is peak season for bird activity and for the little chickies to arrive. But to see the action up close and personal right in your window sill? What a nature show that’ll be – right? That is exactly what my daughter Rani has in New York where she is attending university. A nest with two birds right in her dorm room windowsill! Rani named the couple Harriet and Alfred ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. She’s been sharing photos and videos and its been so fun to see the action up close that I I’m excited to share it here with you all!

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Friday Flowers. The Mustard Flowers of Napa Valley

Early spring in Napa Valley is a magical time. I can gush on and on about how gorgeous Napa Valley is in early spring in February and March. It’s a brief moment in time when the valley is covered in vibrant yellow mustard flowers, and we got to witness this spectacular nature scene last March when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. Right before the pandemic lockdown! Talk about perfect timing!

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Friday Funnies

Winter is back in full swing around here and it’s been cold, rainy, and cloudy. When the weather is wintery like this I really miss gardening, and to make up for it my kitchen usually looks like a greenhouse ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ€โ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜Š. I bring cuttings indoors and purchase potted flowering plants to enjoy inside as well. That’s why when I saw this image on Instagram I could totally relate and had to share ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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Friday Flowers. Winter Rose Bouquet

Winter in the garden means lots of pruning around here, of which my roses especially get a good hard prune. But with our temperatures really mild in the 40s, 50s and 60s our roses haven’t slowed down and have plenty of new growth, buds and flowers still abloom. However, these bushes really do need a break before they start their stellar performance in the Spring. And so as I pruned I cut all the blooms and buds for winter garden bouquets to enjoy indoors.

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