Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I haven't been able to post to recently because I am told that:

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I've gone to Picasa Web Albums and deleted a bunch of images.  I'm not real certain why or how they are there only that this must be where keeps images that I post to my blog.  Even after I delete a load of images, the same message pops up whenever I would like to add an image.
Anyone have some suggestions?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fiddle Dee Dee

Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy the day.
Both of my garden gnomes will be home to help Farmer MacGregor prepare the feast. The oldest gnome will take what remains from a planting of bougainvilleas that lined the old garden wall.

I hope this Scarlett O'Hara variety thrives in Fullerton.  I'm thankful that some of this great, thorny planting survived a brutal freeze years ago and being potted to make way for a new garden wall. Scarlett is one tough gal.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Between the Raindrops

Miracles.  A scant amount of rain has fallen in the southern San Joaquin Valley.  When the sun came out in force this afternoon, I grabbed the camera to use on my garden stroll.  Here's a few things I spied.
Chrysanthemums from my pals at work.

Iceberg Rose
Gold Currant tomatoes EVERYWHERE!
Red Flame grapes/raisins.
Rio Red grapefruit loaded on the tiny tree.
Robertson Navel orange
Variegated Pink lemon
There is also items too low for me to capture: lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard, herbs.

Hope the clouds stack up against the Sierras and let loose this weekend.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Stitch in Time

Still unable to work in the garden.  Walk in the garden - yes - work in the garden -no.  I sit and embroider, write, read, or plan the Spring garden. No political influence via radio, TV, or Internet allowed. My devastation from Tuesday's election results is deep. So I will turn my energy and thoughts to all things non-political and wish the winners well with hopes my country won't be destroyed.

Mustard is up and thriving.
Lettuce is in need of thinning.
Bell peppers need harvesting.
Gold Current tomatoes need to be harvested (and harvested some more).
Sweet peas have sprouted.
Peas have not sprouted. Several varieties were planted with no results.  Strange.
Basil (volunteer) is thriving amongst the mustard.
Parsley has sprouted.
Leaves are falling.
Hedges need trimming.