Eggs with Tomatoes and Feta

Imagine you’re living in a small Greek village.  It’s summer, the rising sun is warming the air, birds are starting their morning routine, and you are awoken by the braying of a donkey and the cackling of a proud hen that has just laid her egg for the day.  What do you do?  You go make breakfast, because with all that noise you aren’t falling back asleep anytime soon!

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California Fuchsia “Silver Select”

It was by pure accident that I discovered California fuchsias.  The Old Man and I were in the process of transforming our dull, and rather dead (thank you drought), yard into a more water-wise and heat tolerant landscape.  An internet search for drought tolerant plants to use led us to the discovery of a nursery, not too terribly far away in the neighboring foothills, that specializes in California native plants, which by their nature are rather used to not getting much rain.

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