Saturday, January 31, 2009

Remember when?

Truly, I used to have two of these. Marvelous devices.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our Glorious Leader

is definitely multi faceted.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Changing of the Guard

January 20th 2009. A peaceful transition. Pretty neat!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

There Shall Be Spring

The splendid roses had to be pruned, actually about a month late, to provide for new growth (soon!) Meanwhile, up to the right, hints of soon-to-come daffodils look promising.
 The Hardy Camellia bush is looking very healthy, and its vagabond illegitimate child nearby is blooming like crazy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Two Nites in Red Bluff

Visited a dear friend, her daughter, her new house, her grandkids and friends, and a golf course in Red Bluff CA this week. Mt. Shasta (above) and Mt. Lassen were always on the horizon.
Lots of fun. 9 holes of golf (with a starter who remembered our name from 6 years ago!) plus home cooking (brandied chicken) and steak/liver at the Green Barn.
On the way back home, we stopped (long story) by the new Links Course at Sevillano, near Corning CA. It looks like an interesting golf course.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winter in Northern California

Let's see. Last week at this time, it looked like this outside:
Today, we hit 59F (and may go a bit higher tomorrow.) I checked the outside plants. First, of course, are Mieko's roses, which have been blooming all winter:
And then, a quick check of our camelia, next to the barn. This hardy bush is always the first to bloom in the Spring. Voila! There are young buds:
Spring can't be too far away.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


This is for beginners...

Monday, January 05, 2009

Just Thinking Creatively...

Country Estate. River views, in-ground pool, fenced back yard. This is a horse property. Totally fenced acreage. Act quickly, as this listing may disappear quickly!