Category Archives: Southern California

get in the giving mood with a twist

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”        Maya Angelou If you’re like me, Christmas has become about a huge pile of gifts that no one really needs or wants. Sure, … Continue reading

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summer lavender

Does anything smell better than a summer stroll through lavender? It’s taken a learning curve for me to grow it—bright sunlight and the right kind of soil. It likes its own space, doesn’t like to be crowded into a pot … Continue reading

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Summer garden envy

  A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. ~ Gertrude Jekyll I envy people who live in other regions of the country who don’t … Continue reading

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Summer possibilities

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~ Henry James Photo credit: Soothing Dew

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Could you really go green?

It was not until we saw the picture of the earth, from the moon, that we realized how small and how helpless this planet is – something that we must hold in our arms and care for. ~ Margaret Mead   … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown

All over the state of California the drought is taking its toll on the flora, leaving trees and shrubberies, flowers and plants, dying alongside roadways and hillsides.. The lack of water is stressing them out causing their thirsty condition to become vulnerable to attack by … Continue reading

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Out of trash comes a historical landmark

“Anyone can do something with a million dollars. Look at Disney. But it takes more than money to make something out of nothing, and look at the fun I have doing it.” ~ Tressa Prisbrey In 1956 a California woman … Continue reading

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