loving the fall flowers

this makes me happy. have a great day!

you can’t beat a winter so cal beach day

my favorite beach months in southern california are oct through march. the weather is just right… the crowds are sparse… the sand castles are perfect… and the action is fun! here’s lil G helping Big A down the slope… and here he is pushing him down like any good big brother would… this seagull wishes […]


look what we saw in the garden today!?!? it only took 9 months.  🙂 anyone have the recipe for the Bandera/Houston’s artichoke?

summer flowers :: hydrangea, roses and lavender

i LOVE my garden, and particularly love the flower arrangements that come directly from the garden.   the hydrangea is quite unusual with 3 layers of florets.  also, i’ve noticed as it warms up that the flowers are an interesting shade of grayish/pink.  so pretty! the roses smell amazing. love.