Tasty Tuesday … Curried Mango Gazpacho

So far, we’ve had some record breaking temperatures here this summer! It’s been hotter than heck, and I actually can’t recall the last time it rained around here! Thankfully our house has air-conditioning. I must confess though that I love sitting outside and bake in […]

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Happy Friday!

Poppies have always been a favorite flower of mine! Imagine my excitement when I noticed this bright patch of poppies growing in a field alongside the road in Jacksonville, Oregon. Lucky for me, there was also a spot where I could safely pull over and […]

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Zunday Zen … The Cosmic Vista Point

Great conversation, food, wine. Gathering at the … cosmic vista point …. We recently visited a friend of ours who has one of the most beautiful woodland type gardens. The rhododendrons were spectacular, the California lilacs and woodland wildflowers in full bloom and don’t even […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

During the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden: weeding, planting, pruning, spreading new mulch and of course sitting on the deck in the evening. The rainy winter can be forgiven and forgotten since we have been rewarded with […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

Much of my time was spent in the yard this week. The cycle of life in the garden seems to be never ending. For every weed I pull out, another one seems to come up!   Late one afternoon I came face to face with […]

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Happy Friday!

And happy it turned out to be! After running a couple of errands late this morning, I stopped by my friend Marlene‘s house. We ate lunch, and then went outside to enjoy the beautiful day! Climbing up a few steps behind her house leads directly […]

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Golden Hour on the South Umpqua River

The cloud formations, soft evening light and the picturesque South Umpqua River made for a romantic walk in Roseburg, Oregon last week. We spent the night there on our way to Southern Oregon. I’ve been stopping here for the last twelve years on my annual […]

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Happy Friday and Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s to a happy weekend and a happy Mother’s Day! To me that also means celebrating all the special woman in our lives, who aren’t necessarily our own mothers. The women I admire the most is Rosalie. Her kindness, creativity, love of gardening and reading, patience, […]

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