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  • My little garden helper
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    Five Things Friday

    The five little things that made my week… 1. She’s gone rafting and camping, but she’s never been wetter or dirtier than after a day of “helping” me in the garden. This…

  • First apple blossoms of spring
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    Five Things Friday

    The five little things that made my week… 1. Spring starts much earlier in Southern California than most parts of the country, but a sure sign of the change of seasons for…

  • Iman the Golden Laced Cochin
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    Five Things Friday

    The five little things that made my week… 1. Confession: This little ball of cuteness rivals the other cuteness toddling in the house right now.…

  • Weeding after the rain
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    Five Things Friday

    The five little things that made my week… 1. Weeding is so much more enjoyable after a rain. Not only are they easier to pull out, but digging your hands in the…

  • The first day of the new year at Joshua Tree National Park
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    Looking Forward

    For the last several New Year’s Eves, our nights were spent somewhere far from home, usually with friends, and always with party poppers, glow sticks, and raucous dancing involved. But this New…

  • The garden after a good rain
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    Five Things Friday

    The five little things that made my week… 1. Rain, rain, glorious rain. We’ve had more rain in the last couple of weeks than we’ve had in the last couple of years…

  • Eggs benedict on Christmas morning
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    Five Things Friday

    I love the whole week that follows Christmas. You’re past the stress of holiday entertaining (and perhaps holiday traveling) but still riding a high from the gatherings and good fun of it…