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?
Introducing my latest green find. I presume it’s for the holidays. Maybe everyone else is already familiar with this sort of festivity, but it’s new to me and I think its pretty wild. I’ve gotten winter bulbs before (narcissus, or something else small and white.) But this a Giant Amaryllis, and it’s actually dipped, little wire … More beauty, dipped in silver
Currently, I’m working on a short story, or more to the point: I’m not working on a short story. I’m spending most of my time working on a class for my certificate or “writing.” By writing, I mean I’m chopping my second book, The Charlatan Murders, into 43 separate chapter files and getting them each … More short stories and priorities
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.
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
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