10 REASONS IT’S BETTER TO BE A SOCCER MOM THAN A SKI RACER MOM

Hi There! It’s winter up in these hills.  My son, Austin, just left town with his Rim of the World High School Ski Team for a race in Mammoth.  And the Winter Olympics are a few short weeks away.  So, I’ve got winter sports on my mind and that set me to thinkin’ that, as […]

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BLUE CHEESE AND ROSEMARY PINWHEELS

Happy Weekend! I’m invited to a friend’s house for dinner this weekend and I told the hostess I’d bring an hors d’oeuvre.  I don’t have a lot of time, so I’m going to make a good old standby recipe I have been whippin’ up for years: my Blue Cheese and Rosemary Pinwheels.  They are super […]

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VISITING THE U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN CONSERVATORY- WASHINGTON, DC

OK folks, I know it’s the dead of winter and it’s not really time to think about gardening and all, but I’m on a roll here, so please bear with me. Remember how I told you in a previous post that I got a greenhouse for Christmas? Well, now that I am the proud owner of my […]

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IRRESISTIBLE APPLE CRISP RECIPE

Hi There! After writing my last post, I got to thinking about all those lovely apples that were devoured by a bear who attacked my apple tree and left me with a mere 3 apples. I nurtured that tree for many years; in fact, it was the first tree I planted when we landscaped. It […]

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WAGING WAR ON WILDLIFE – 1 GREENHOUSE AT A TIME

Guess what I got for Christmas? I’ll give you 10 guesses. If you can guess, you are way smarter than me because, in a million years, I would have never guessed what my son, Nathan, and his wife Louisa were giving me for Christmas. Granted, it was something that I have wanted for a long […]

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A VISIT WITH A 389 YEAR OLD BONSAI TREE

On our recent trip to Washington, DC for Christmas, the ancient art of Bonsai horticulture managed to infiltrate our holiday.  Whoda thunk?  It all started when, in early December, we asked our son, Taylor, what he would like for Christmas.  In response he sent the following group email to the entire family: Hi All, I […]

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