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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Sweet smelling snow in my driveway

I had not been home in days. The children were away with their father on a ski trip.I dedicated my time to negotiating helicopters. That's another story. It has been raining for almost two weeks. Normally when it rains I concern myself with the nuttiest details. I hear this voice screaming " Mud... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Rainy nights, I'm leaving the sandbags in place for a while

I knew a storm was impending. I just chose to believe it was going to pass me over. When winter weather is pending I have this pile of sandbags that I tow out to the front hillside and use to reroute the river that flows past the front of my garden. If I don't put the sandbags out there- the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Three fountains in my garden. The backyard wall hanging I recovered from a salvage yard. If I tell you the magazine that did a photo shoot with that fountain you will gag, hint she's doing time. They offered me cold cash to keep it, I only allowed pictures as I know they will be coming out with a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Bough hunting (countdown to Christmas- Thursday night the 16th we celebrate as the children leave on the 17th...). The moon was barely cooperating last night- she's only a tiny piece of a moon sharing little light. The Santa Ana winds chased away the stratus clouds allowing the stars to light my... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Soft rain last night. Hoping this will scare away the dry air we have experienced. Gives all my hanging baskets an acid rain drink and they look so happy now. Sweet peas are sprouting up the trellis.Green as the smell of just mowed lawn. and tangled like some hair in a barbed wire fence. I have to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 29, 2004

I ordered one thousand paper white narcissus from a wholesale Dutch bulb company. They arrived friday after Thanksgiving. The bulbs are gifts in crystal bowls with sand that we put together over the weekend. I was thinking of how wonderful they smell. Hopefully they will be blooming in everyone's... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

I'm headed to San Juan Capistrano this morning to the wholesale garden flower mart. I'm no retail outlet but some time ago they allowed me to show them my resale license and set up an account. I need some reds, golds and burnt fall colors for my front planters and hanging baskets. This place has... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Postman ringing

Someone is sending me a message today, please try and interpret for me. Early this morning Blackie the Anna's hummingbird that patrols the trumpet vines allowed two new females to drink from his flowers. He is usually so territorial that he dive bombs the cat when she walks near. Blackie ( I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Odor from above

I can't see the house above me on the hill. All one can spy through the trees is an outdoor shower. The shower has a solar warming unit and seems like a great idea for a beachhouse I thought the skunks were back. Perhaps possums were up there I pondered. Some rotten odor was on that side of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 8, 2004

AnnandBenjamin and Ca88andra a pick me up poem

Ann's house guests were causing stress Bamm Bamm Blow away with di-no-mite Dusty lack of window making Ca88andra tired Bamm Bamm Blow away with di-no-mite My magic wand ends the mess A pest control was hired Feeding asbestos to ants and roachies Bamm Bamm Blow away with di-no MIGHTY Sign in to see full entry.

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