Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath - festive gardening themed wreath made from an old hose and some colorful kids gardening tools.
Crafts and Sewing, Gardening, Hobbies

Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

It's almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn't exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year… Continue reading Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

Funny Spring Gardening memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party for all things fun, funny, hopeful and happy.
Gardening, Humor

Funny Gardening Memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party

The Friday Frivolity crew has Spring on our minds and in our posts this week for our weekly theme. For me, the best part of Spring is the garden. So I compiled some funny gardening memes for you.                       [Tweet "Funny Gardening Memes to get… Continue reading Funny Gardening Memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

It is pink time in my neighborhood. In middle to late February the non fruiting plum trees lining our street begin to bloom. Bright cheery pink blossoms abound. And the smell is magnificent.   According to Epoch Times: The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the… Continue reading Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

lef growing on California Lilac
Gardening, Photography

January 2016 – Garden Photos

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if… Continue reading January 2016 – Garden Photos

Arctostaphylos, Manzanita beginning to bud
Gardening, Photography

December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

It's just an incredibly beautiful winter day here in Southern California so I grabbed the camera and took some shots of my California Native plants to share with you. While it is winter and snowing and plants are dormant in some areas, here in my yard the California Native plants are just starting to awaken… Continue reading December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

Wayne Roderick daisy - Erigeron glaucus
Gardening, Photography, Random Thoughts

A little perspective from the garden

For anyone exposed to media of any kind this week there is no denying things have been overwhelmingly morose. Besides the happenings in World News, personally things have been a little bothersome too. Add in the lovely menopausal hormone fluctuations and I was headed for a meltdown of epic proportions. And then I went outside. At first, I… Continue reading A little perspective from the garden