Tag Archives: home

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

Posted in DIY, food, home, nature, outdoor activities, sustainable living, writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jack is Back

There was a family of Black-tailed jackrabbits in the “backyard” of the cabin last year, frequently seen by Sam and myself cruising through the neighborhood. They appeared to have vanished until the past couple of weeks. We thought the coyotes had … Continue reading

Posted in home, nature, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Search of the Elusive, Healthy Cookie

I haven’t posted any recipes on this site in quite a long time. Those of you who follow my antics know about my obsession with oatmeal cookies. What is an obsession, really, but an attempt to find/create/enjoy a memorable experience? … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, food, home, photography, sustainable living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Tulip Experiment

The deer haven’t been around much this winter. It’s been so dry. Now that some late winter rain has greened things up, however, I’ve seen a couple here and there, and heard them outside the cabin at night. When the … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, nature, photography, sustainable living | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Territorial Red-shouldered Hawk

Earlier this week the sun was out and the birds were going crazy. Among the avian revelers in my yard was a Red-shouldered Hawk, one half of a pair that has been observed by us perched on the wires along … Continue reading

Posted in home, nature, photography | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California Snow

If you grew up in suburban California, snow in your yard was something that happened once in a blue moon. An inch of fluffy white stuff was scraped into tiny snowballs and hurled at siblings before it all melted away … Continue reading

Posted in home, nature, photography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Thoughts Turn to Stuffing

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it’s time to make turkey stuffing. This traditional dish is very personal. Each of us has our own concept of the perfect ingredients. My own version has evolved over the past three decades, but certain … Continue reading

Posted in DIY, home, photography, sustainable living | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment