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Five Things Friday

Two Harbors on Catalina Island

The five little things that made my week…

1. Starting the week with a relaxing retreat to Two Harbors on Catalina Island. Sunny and warm with water we could swim in (as long as we had our spring suits on). This is November on the island, and this is why I love California.

Backside of Catalina Island

2. The backside of Catalina Island, after hiking across the isthmus.

Parkway garden in San Francisco

3. I adore the things gardeners can do in tight spaces, like this urban parkway garden in San Francisco.

Thanksgiving table

4. This beautifully set table with a gooseberry (husk included) on each place setting.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with family

5. Surrounded by my best friend (my husband) and my beautiful family (the Marin contingent) on Thanksgiving Day. I can’t even begin to count my blessings.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »