Category Archives: Gardening

Summer Zucchini

Is it too late to plant zucchini? Normally in Northern California we have a very hot October. I’m not sure if it’s politically correct to call it Indian Summer, and I’m not sure why we call it that, but they … Continue reading

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Bee Work Day

A few years ago, John and I had a swarm of bees at our house. It was one of the best experiences I can remember. We had someone from the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association come and knock the bees from … Continue reading

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The Hope of Spring

The almond buds are the harbinger of spring at my house. Today I walked out to see whether our tree had begun to blossom and I saw the buds. We get almonds to grow on the tree but before we’re … Continue reading

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Summer, Winter, Springtime, Harvest

Today the onslaught of seed catalogs began. I received four of them today. The thing about seed catalogs is the hope that is inherent within. I’ve looked through them as they arrive and begin to think about growing tomatoes, cucumbers, … Continue reading

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A Good Reason to Get Up in the Morning

When I wake up in the morning, it’s dark, it’s cold and I really would like just a few more minutes of sleep. Then I get ready to go to work. I get in the car and my husband drops … Continue reading

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Falling for Fall

Fall, autumn or whatever you would like to call it, is a lovely time of year. In fact it’s my favorite. Here’s why. The colors are fantastic. Every shade of red, orange, yellow, and green is blazing with color! This … Continue reading

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A Pair of Orioles?

We noticed some brightly colored birds in our bottle brush bush a few weeks ago. They were kind of skittish. At first I thought it might be a Western Tanager. Then, one day we got a good look at it. … Continue reading

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