spring touches…slowly…

I have been adding some spring touches throughout the house inside & out, but I have to admit it’s been slow going this year.   There’s been so much rain that it hasn’t felt very spring-y. I know “april showers bring may flowers” but in northern California that’s usually not the case.  We’re basking inContinue reading “spring touches…slowly…”

faded blooms then & now

These faded blooms brought me back to my wedding day. My husband bought me these roses from the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago. So let me share that roses aren’t my favorite blooms.  When I do choose roses I gravitate to the whites|creams and yellows. But these roses made me smile because theyContinue reading “faded blooms then & now”

container gardening delight

Summer has officially started and gardens are in full stride. Today I’m sharing my container garden that sits on a french etagere. It sits in a corner of our back patio & it gets the right combination of sun and shade. Of course like everything else it has moved from here to there on theContinue reading “container gardening delight”

rejoice & rebirth

Happy first day of spring! It’s the season of rebirth when everything is starting to sprout, grow, bloom… The arbor into our vegetable garden is taking off & I love the way it looks this time of year. I would love to plant the vegetable garden and some containers around the patio but the forecastContinue reading “rejoice & rebirth”

gloom blooms

I’m chasing away the gloom with fresh blooms. It’s been rainy & gray around here, which I’m not complaining about at all since we desperately need the water. This pop of yellow in the kitchen brings some much needed sunshine. My lawn is green again, which makes me smile. BUT inside our home it startedContinue reading “gloom blooms”