garden

Tomatoes Straight out of the Garden

As I was picking these luscious tomatoes from my garden this morning, I pondered all the different things I could do with them. I thought I’d share my ideas: Eat  ‘Em Straight Up – pretty much describes itself – this happens to at least a few of these cuties each time I go out to […] Read more…

Yew Tree Farm – Coniston, England

It’s Wednesday, so it’s photo day – though this one won’t be very “Wordless Wednesday”. Today, I’m heading back to the fun we had on our England tour and our stop at Yew Tree Farm. Yew Tree Farm is located in the beautiful Lakes District and was previously owned by Beatrix Potter! In fact, because her […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday everyone!! Here are the 5 Fabulous (in my opinion) standout moments I had this past week – hopefully one or more of them will inspire others to go green and/or try healthier foods and/or support eco-friendly businesses and/or take some time for themselves to be creative and play.  on my list this week […] Read more…

Wordless Wednesday – England/Scotland Memories

Reminiscing over my last trip to England while packing for my upcoming trip. Happy Wednesday!   P.S. if you have a Wordless Wednesday post, please share so I can stop on by to view your photos! Read more…

Garden Rehab

Ready for a very random post of my thoughts when working in the garden this morning? I hope so…otherwise, just skip past this one. It’s finally the time of year when I can get back into my yard!! I love seeing all the new sprouts and blooms and smelling all the scents from the awakening […] Read more…

“Garden” Chair Re-do

Do you ever have items sitting around the house or yard, that you look at for years and years and think: a) these things are just in the way? and/or b) I want to do something cool with them? Well, these two  “soda shoppe” chairs have been in my studio taking up space “forever”. I […] Read more…

Vancouver Chinatown & Chinese Gardens

When we were visiting and being tourists around Vancouver we couldn’t resist visiting Chinatown and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Classical Chinese Garden. Upon entering Chinatown you first cross under a beautifully ornate gate. I just love all the bright and fabulous colors and details in this gate!!! Next stop…the gardens! I took so many photos here!! […] Read more…

Komodo

This is Komodo the alligator lizard that lives in my garden. A lizard who is now Hunter’s friend. Notice that I am not the one handling Komodo. This is strictly a job for animal loving 6-year old Grandsons (and not squeamish 40-something year old Litas). Most days Komodo gives me quite a start as I […] Read more…

Rosemary, Chives, Oregano & Sage

Yes, more herbs to share! As I’ve said before, I’m seriously loving the abundance of herbs growing in my yard this year. My goal is to keep them going all year long – even if I have to move some inside over the colder winter months. This week, I thought I’d share some more herb […] Read more…

Bounty of Herbs

This year I’m celebrating pretty much everything that grows in my garden – as I think everyone should. Happily, I’ve never had trouble growing herbs. Which means, I love, love, love growing just about all of them! This weekend, along with these gorgeous tomatoes and some more tasty strawberries, I gathered some Cilantro which can […] Read more…

Back to Reality

Ok, that doesn’t sound too bad does it?? It’s not, and I’m not complaining…well, except I would’ve liked more time to blog about our trip this week. I have more photos from beautiful Lake Tahoe coming soon…what a fabulous time of year to visit the lake! There’s still snow on the mountains, the air is […] Read more…

The Garden’s Growing

WOW, I feel like I just put a lot of these seedlings in the ground and am so amazed at their progress. Even though I’ve been super busy at work this week (heading out on vacation next week), I wanted to get some photos up of how my herbs and veggies are growing. I’m always […] Read more…

Green Onion Trick

So, maybe you already knew about this…it’s possible I’m the last one to realize this little trick. I can definitely be a geek that way. Did you know that you can keep your green onions growing after you bring them home from the store? My friend Kathy told me her mom does this, so I […] Read more…

Garden Progress

My passion for gardening is in full swing right now. Thoughts about seeding, planting, designing and caring for my yard seem to be always on my mind. Last year, my garden simply never took off as I wanted it to. Not due to my lack of work though, I think there were a couple of […] Read more…

Epcot Photo Journey April 2011

As many of you know, I recently spent some time in Central Florida visiting my mom. One of the highlights of the the visit was going to Epcot. I LOVE Epcot. It’s just simply so beautiful there and I find all the information along with all the cultural information so interesting. As luck would have […] Read more…

Gardening Season Begins…

and I’m so ready…YAHOO!!! Finally, our weather is becoming “Spring-Like” and I’m just loving my mornings out in the garden. Here’s a few shots of what’s blooming so far: It’s truly unbelievable how quickly the weather has changed. We had 22 out of 25 days of rain in March. I know my yard has enjoyed […] Read more…

Spring-like Morning

(warning…if you’re town/house/state is still under snow, this could be depressing) Today, on our morning walk, Pops and I noticed that the trees are starting to bloom all over town. We did agree, that this is probably a bit early and fear that some crazy cold-snap could easily still be heading our way. Usually, said […] Read more…

New Garden Shoes

I’m not really a “shoe” person per se. Well, at least I don’t think so. The last time I was really, really excited about shoes would probably have been in my teens when I was getting a new pair of toe shoes for ballet class or tap shoes for tap class – and even then […] Read more…

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