One of the things a person comes to accept about living in California is that there is a level of unpredictability when dealing with the seasons. You just learn to go with the flow.Continue reading Snow! Snow! Snow! … For Now
Twenty-six years (and counting) of teaching has given me more than a little bit of experience in planning. It has also taught me that plans don’t mean jack-diddly-squat.Continue reading The Best Laid Plans… Will Get Changed.
How long do you give plans a chance to work before you decide… meh, maybe it’s not happening? I mean, I’m a pretty stubborn person, but even I have my limits.Continue reading The Third Time Wasn’t a Charm… Sort Of.
Kids in this part of California have never experienced the joy of missing school due to snow. Fog, on the other hand, is a different story.Continue reading It’s Baaaaaack…
Let’s face it, plants that bloom in spring and summer get the lion’s share of attention in nursery’s and gardens. Soooo… what’s happening in your garden in the fall?Continue reading “Everett’s Choice” California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum var. latifolium)
I guess this is the California version of the winter sleigh song, though if you go high up enough in the Sierra-Nevada mountains you will find snow. It’s just not where we were.
One of the things missing from so many modern cultivars of plants is the one thing we keep sticking our noses into them for: fragrance. Yes, looks are good, but why not have both?
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Fine if you’re in a hurry, but it sure makes for a boring trip.
It’s 9:00 pm and the phone rings. “I don’t want to alarm you”, she says, “but J.D. hasn’t come home, yet. I figured 9:00 was the time to think about panicking.”
A few days ago we experienced this weird phenomena called “rain in May”. It even looks like this oddity may repeat itself sometime today. I’m not complaining! Continue reading What a Show!
Anyone who has lived in California’s Central Valley is familiar with this phenomenon: it rains, the sun comes out, you can’t see where you’re going the next morning.
If your thoughts about being at the beach in California are something out of the TV show “Baywatch”, you’ve clearly never been to the beach in California. At least nowhere north of Los Angeles. There’s a reason why.
I just came home from a week long camping trip vacation. What was supposed to be a week long camping trip. What was supposed to be a vacation. Supposed to be.
The day starts off just fine. The skies are blue, the air is clear. Give it a few hours.
Windy spring days often bring in puffy clouds to the Valley. Puffy clouds want you to take pictures of them. It’s true, just ask them.
Seriously, this is about as un-goofy of a picture of my boys that I can get. I know it may seem a little late to post a Christmas story, but when part of your Christmas was late, it just kind of works out that way.