From the Ground Up

I always want to be influenced by nature. The changing colors and textures of the seasons are too wonderful to overlook. Besides that, they provide an endless source of inspiration and contemplation -perfect for workday down-time and creative diversions. This Christmas, I’m being charmed with wild mushrooms and asparagus fern. How awesome is that?

a Sunday stroll

A day of chores, catch-up errands, bills, and a wonderful lunch and walk with my husband. Even though I didn’t get everything finished that I wanted, and I didn’t do any reading, it was still a perfect day.

Purple Succulent

I have a neighbor who’s a master gardener. He gave me several succulents he’d cleared out from his garden so I could transplant them. San Diego is a semi-arid desert, but I live in an area that is neither inland (warm and dry) nor coastal (cool and moist). Basically we’re warmish but with regular marine … More Purple Succulent

Autumn colors

I love this time of year. I love the shorter days, the cooler weather, and the long dramatic shadows. It’s not quite sweater season in my part of the world, but I’m ready to talk gratitude. There’s so much to be thankful for, but today, it’s just a peaceful suburban life and changing colors. I … More Autumn colors