I never thought birdwatching would be an activity that would show up on my radar, but I’ve recently started a relationship with a certain little hummingbird I’ve seen frequently sampling the nectar from the various flowers growing in my backyard. It all started rather innocently. I noticed him from my bedroom window flitting from flower … Continue reading Birdwatching…Me?
Yesterday, I nerded out in the Back to School section of Walmart. Among other things, I bought an assortment Composition Books, in an array colors, for fifty cents each. (I use them for writing, everything goes on paper first.) I had a great time walking up and down the aisles looking at pens, pencils, markers, … Continue reading Five Months and Counting
I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about the island of garbage floating around in the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, what surprised me most wasn’t that it existed, it was learning that an astounding number of plastic water bottles is responsible for the size of the Giant Pacific Garbage Patch. It got me thinking about my … Continue reading The Giant Pacific Garbage Patch
When people learn of my upcoming retirement, the question most often asked is, "So, whatchagonnado with all your extra time, travel?" The look of anticipation on their face, tells me they’re hoping to hear I will be jetting off to some faraway place. It's hard to bear the look of disappointment on their faces when I … Continue reading So Whatchagonnado….
Hi, I'm baaaack! California Spring Trials are over, customers wined and dined, display materials put back in storage, greenhouses cleaned and we are back to normal. I thought I'd share a bit about what I've been doing the past several weeks. My previous post, "Please Stay Tuned"..., gives a brief description of what my job … Continue reading I’m Back!!
Please stay tuned. I need to take a brief hiatus from writing my blog. My job this time of year is beyond overwhelming and extremely stressful. I am a flower grower, and while I realize most of you can't imagine growing flowers can be anything but relaxing, I will try to explain. I work for … Continue reading Please Stay Tuned…
A few years ago, I bought my husband a digital camera. Sadly, it sat on a shelf in the closet. I can't remember the exact occasion, but I decided to try out the camera. Since then, I have taken a lot of photos to get a few good ones. Digital is so nice, I just dump … Continue reading Photography
Ailsa's Travel Theme for this week is Gold. Check Ailsa out at http://wheresmybackpack.com Here are my photos representing this theme.
My husband and I have been hiking together for years. It's what we do together. Or at least we leave and return to the trailhead at the same time. He is almost a foot taller than I, and a few years younger. His long legs carry him quickly over the hill. He is on a … Continue reading My Kind of Solitude
Taking a deep breath, I close my eyes and experience the beginning of a new day. A crisp breeze gently blows across my face. The cool, damp grass chills my bare feet. A rooster crows in the distance. Opening my eyes, I watch the last of the stars dim as the sun makes its way above … Continue reading Sunrise