Tag Archives: California

New series: A Coyote Wells Mystery

As Halloween approaches and with Thanksgiving on the horizon, I’m settling in for a long winter of writing. For starters, I’ve outlined three books for my new series, A Coyote Wells Mystery. First up is Mystic Falls scheduled for release … Continue reading

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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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Oh, those crafty mason jars!!

Give me a jar, any kind of jar, and I can rule the world!!   Make scented oil candles for Christmas Store stuff   Make an herb garden! A mason jar wind chime Use them for inexpensive luminaries Got seashells? Display them in jars! … 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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Niguel Botanical Preserve

 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespeare         Tucked away off the beaten path of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) and Crown Valley Parkway is 18 acres of  natural preserve. What started … Continue reading

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No Churn Peach Lavender Ice Cream

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in … Continue reading

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Gardening during the drought

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero Sometimes I think I need my head examined for trying to have a garden during a drought. Everything’s so brown and some days I … Continue reading

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