Category Archives: gardening

Little Blue Spruce

A message to you, dear readers, from me, via my mother: We have a small, living-in-a-bucket, Blue Spruce, courtesy of Marty, the retired tree farmer boyfriend.  Little Blue Spruce relaxes in the shade of the backyard when he’s not hard … Continue reading

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A quick tour of the premises

Something is sprouting from the mat on my back porch.  My back yard is a verdant jungle. …meanwhile, the front porch is getting it’s due. atop the compost pile Mr. and Mrs Pumpkinhead, may they rot in peace. As long … Continue reading

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Just when you thought it was safe…

Here are those weird blue masks again. Ever tried typing with a band-aid on your finger?  I may have to keep this short. You may recall these lovelies from the “weird blue masks” post.  I have since slathered them on the … Continue reading

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weird blue masks

Ceramics class.  These are the masks I made yesterday.  It is required that we make a mask, and because I can get really fussy and spend way too much time on stuff, I decided to just whip these out in … Continue reading

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Cherry tomatoes for dinner and the big bad cherry tomato plant from which they came

Well, how could I refuse?  All I had to do was walk in the front door, grab a little green plastic basket, and then walk out the back door and wrestle with the huge plant for a minute or two. … Continue reading

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blue jay

Yesterday the humongous sunflower towering over my propane tank, the one that hovers outside my bedroom window, the one that interferes with my clothesline and gets away with it, looked like this: The blue jays have been happily feasting on … Continue reading

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new tires

Marty and I took a walk while new tires were being put on his truck.  We were in Petaluma, Marty’s hometown, we were on the edge of town, and we meandered down a dead end street.  and right behind it … Continue reading

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