Category: cottage contents

winter’s back !

We spent yesterday in the garden. The sun was warm – 70 plus – and it was spring.  Planted some marigolds. Moved the Meyer Lemon, the Lime and four miniature roses.  The citrus are in BIG pots – no small feat to move ‘em.  Pulled the lemon out of its pot, moved the pot to…

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grapefruit anyone?

I LOVE California!  I love the luxury of walking out my back door and picking a big, fat, juicy pink grapefruit for breakfast. I love the sunny days, and the foggy days.  I love spring in February and little or no violent weather. I love the fact that this truly is “the land of milk…

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make lemonade

I have a bookmark bearing this quote: “When life give you lemons – make lemonade.”  Early this morning there is evidence of spring, and the promise of another crop of lemonade in the garden.  The Meyer lemon we planted last summer is all but bursting with flowers.  I know the green fruit should probably be…

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in like a lamb

March came in like a lamb…you know what that means.  Out like a lion! Today is another cold, gray day.  Nothing like the 70 degree days we enjoyed the last two weeks of February. The sun peeked out for a minute or two, then the clouds closed up and it’s winter again.  The old joke…

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hello March !

Hooray!  The first of March.  Spring!  A couple of weeks of shamrocks and leprechauns! We finally got a good study, soaking rain last night after weeks of below normal rainfall.  Looking east, the Sierra Mountain Range is not white as it is supposed to be in March.  It is blue! That means almost no snow. …

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live simply

Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. According to this verse, you are rich. You are not trying to be rich. It does not matter how much you are earning or how much you have in your bank account. You are rich because…

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hummy feeders

Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines…. The tiniest garden is often the loveliest.” Vita Sackville-West My hummingbird feeder died this afternoon.  I filled it and it leaked out all the nectar before I could even get it away from the kitchen sink. That’s bad! It makes for a crowd of the…

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