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May Garden

Year two in my vegetable garden is starting with cool weather crops. The abundant rain we have had along with mild temperatures has encouraged my leafy vegetables and root crops to get rolling. Yesterday I thinned the radishes, snow peas … Continue reading

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Give a Fig

On a recent field trip for my UC CA Naturalist class, I was able to obtain several cuttings of a white fig. I rooted them in water, but after some investigating I discovered that the cool weather may be impeding … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

Today I return to this beloved blog from a long sabbatical. I have been teaching full time again, and have become a grandmother. As if this weren’t enough to keep me occupied, I am starting a new project! The UC … Continue reading

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Only in California?

California is a mess right now. In fact, it’s been a mess for a while. We have, I believe, the highest unemployment rate in the country. But it’s so beautiful here. That ought to count for something. In how many … Continue reading

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The Watercolor Game

Well, after almost two weeks I finally got back to my rose watercolor painting today.  If you missed my first post on this topic, you can check it out here: https://jmnaszady.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/how-to-paint-a-rose/ . I was distracted. The weather changed, and so did the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

When I began the National Novel Writing Month project earlier this week, I foolishly thought I would take breaks from my pursuit of lengthy prose by posting on this blog. Ha! Well here I am finally, 6, 072 words later. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Lights

So when did Hallowe’en decorations evolve from a jack-o-lantern on the porch with maybe a skeleton for company to black and orange flashing lights everywhere, lawn goblins, and a variety of other ghostly and ghastly creatures adorning every bush and tree? Don’t … Continue reading

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