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Hey there, hot stuff! How’s your summer starting out? We are hanging in there so far, and I say “so far” because it’s going to be a LONG one. Our garden is already showing signs of buckling under the pressure of June/summer/desert/hell. We’ll make it, we’re use to it.  And I can’t complain, because our […]

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If you follow me on Instagram, or caught the mention in this post, you already know we recently installed sod. I’m planning a post for the how-to, but in the meantime, I’ve been inspired to totally overhaul our yard to create an oasis to escape to. When it isn’t sweltering outside, that is. We’ve been […]

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Hi! How’s your spring starting out? We’ve had some unpredictable weather so far this season, but I think a lot of the US has, so I won’t complain.  At least there’s no snow.  And it’s sort of fitting, because this year has been a little unpredictable for us personally.  I’ll get into that in a […]

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Hello, hello! Isn’t this plant awesome? It’s a bird of paradise, and it totally looks like a bird to me.  Do you see it? I kept seeing them everywhere in California recently.  How cool, right? I used PS Elements to bring out the color, brightened it, and dulled the saturation of the background a bit. […]

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Oh, Sunday night…. It’s just not fair! How was your weekend? Did you have fun, get stuff done, relax? I don’t know about you, but I get pretty bummed Sunday nights after a great weekend.  I just want to throw a tantrum toddler style.  It won’t help.  But it’s tempting… I started the weekend with […]

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Happy Weekend Eve! How was your Monday thru Friday? Things were good around here, just enjoying the weather, working for the Man and you know, living life.  We’ve got a birthday party this weekend, I’m meeting up with my mentee and then Football Sunday.  The usual.  It’s a good life 🙂 So, the garden.  I […]

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How’s it going? We have had a pretty busy monsoon season around here this year, and it’s been fantastic for the garden. The rosebushes are blooming and smelling delicious.  Jones has loved helping to water/get soaked every other day.  The basil will be harvested after this post for pesto, freezing and drying.  The mint is […]

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Oy.  It’s hot here.  Like, melt your face off hot.  How are you? Staying cool? I hope so.  The garden is hating life right now, just like the rest of us.  Except we get to hide out in the air conditioning, while our poor plants are suffering out there in hellish temperatures.  For the sensitive […]

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I heart succulents! Maybe from growing up in the desert.  But California’s succulents are SO much better.  Prettier, more colorful, and everywhere you look.  This one happened to be in the shape of a heart.  I wonder if the homeowner planned it that way, of if it was nature’s way of giving back some love? […]

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