Tag Archives: southern California

Trying to just let grow…

Is there anything more utterly absorbing, endlessly fascinating and maddeningly annoying? And no, I am not talking about my husband here (although hmmm I suppose I could be…) I am talking about my fledgling garden, the one that went nowhere … Continue reading

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Highly seasoned.

As a Midwesterner marooned in SoCal, it took me decades to accept what passes for seasons here. January through December, all I saw was weather that was never too cold but never quite warm enough. No, of course it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Up in flames.

I thought the worst thing that was going to happen this week was my root canal. Wow, was I wrong. SoCal is on fire this week and not in any of the ways one might hope. At the moment, six … Continue reading

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May Gray; Feeling those Jacaranda Blues.

Every year I come up with a new scheme to decamp from Southern California during the season we affectionately call June Gloom. The bowl of the sky turns over and spills over us with layers and layers of pearlish, milky … Continue reading

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Going Coastal.

Nancy and I grew up in fly-over country and plotted our escape to points East. Nancy settled there while I made the long trek West with three thousand miles and decades between our meet-ups. But the last few years have … Continue reading

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Happy Summer!

Today was the summer solstice, which, luckily for us, generally coincides with the flowering of the jacaranda trees, which seem especially vivid this year. I’ve been told that the jacaranda trees are indigenous to Mexico. Per Wikipedia,  they also prevalent in … Continue reading

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