The Orchard

Remember that “list” Pup and I worked on, well one of the items on it was the circle to which he replied “after the rain” at the time I didn’t get it, however, once the soil got a good soaking this week he showed me what he meant…


It appears that the circle is open, yet unbroken 😉


Today we went and bought a pomegranate


And a loquat


Soon we will pick up a rototiller (either rent or buy and resell, whichever is cheaper).

Did I mention that we joined the local rare fruit growers club?

We haven’t been to a meeting yet, but there’s a couple of workshops coming up that sound good.

I really need to update this journal on Thanksgiving etc, but I’ll get there.



This week I found some tea towels that are the same spicy colors I’m looking to put in my kitchen. 


Then today we went to the farmers market and picked up some supplies for the week ahead.


Picked up some persimmons and macadamia nuts to make bread with.


Some fruit for with our cheeses.



A head of lettuce for sandwiches from left overs.

The pomegranate was just because!


Some beets for roasting, I steam the tops and toss them in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and fresh garlic.


The sprouts will make a casserole, remember that yummy recipe I made earlier this year?


I almost forgot these guys.


If you haven’t already, go check out your farmers market!




Tea Cups!

It’s that day again!



Saw this and couldn’t resist.




Don’t you love it.



Sorry but I had to…

What would inspire anyone to use any of these photos to try and sell their prize pussy?















Hope you all had a happy Monday!

What a weekend!

Well yes indeed!

The Air quality here is pretty rough.



I woke up this morning to ashes all over my car.

None the less we manager to dig a hole and transplant the grape vine from it’s pot.



Yes I know it needs pruning but we figured one shock at a time.

We also relocated this little guy.



I think he was too close to the compost pile before and was getting his roots singed.

Here’s a new friend from the garden Don’t now his name but he’s really cute.



He might be an orchid but who knows.

This, believe it or not, is what charlie looks like when it blooms.



As you can imagine the flowers are tiny and the purple spots are like pin points.

Did a little tidying of my corner or the garage.



Still need to do some more, but it’s a start.

Here is a close up of some of my incenses.



For those of you who don’t know I used to work at Enchantments behind the oil counter.

Speaking of oils… 


I have a few of those too.

In other news Puppy took his Obama sticker off of his bumper, he only had it on a day when someone spat all over his car a couple of weeks back, and the way things seem to be going why risk another angry idiot who might key the car next time.

Stay safe!

There’s nothing like…

…coming out of the super market and smelling smoke this time of year in CA to get you blood rushing and to create an instant desire to run home and check on the internet to find the source. Of the wall of yellow smoke gave us an idea of the direction of the fire so that when we did make it back it was no surprise to see that the fire was out of Corona, about 15 miles from here. Now I just wish I could stop sneezing.

Today the sky looks a bit like this…


Me thinks I will be doing me best to stay inside today.


This was a wedding gift from Bee and it is the founding plate in my collection.

It’s title is the Wedding and it’s from the Brambly Hedge collection.

As I only have a few plates this will be a monthly event.

For those of you wondering this weeks tea cup was English and from the Selby pottery.

Well I’m half way there!

Swiped from Janet



1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


100. Ridden an elephant


Copy and paste at will, bold what you need to etc…

You know…



I’m beginning tho wonder what’s going on. 

I seem to be living in a world where these guys and these guys agree!

I wonder what has changed their tune.

Tuesdays Teacups!

Well it’s that time of the week…



While not new to me I have picked up this pretty one in the last year.




I love the way the black, gold and iridescent white look together!




Maybe later this week we can start on the plates.

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