roses aren’t always red

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Normally this little ditty ends with something about Love…but roses aren’t always red, and poems don’t always rhyme. Thing is, in spring and summer our garden is usually gloriously alive with roses. That’s the wonderful thing about having a gardener with a green thumb, who loves you beyond reason…always having […]

meet Lou

Frieda Louise 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll This fire-cracker is Frieda Louise. Her friends call her “Lou”. You, of course can call her anything you like. Standing about 22 inches tall, she has wired hands and arms allowing you to pose her as you please. Her body is soft faux kidskin, firmly stuffed with 100% new […]

awakening the garden

The first week of February in a California garden means signs of spring everywhere. So.o.o this week, between rain and a couple of nights of 31° temps, Dick carried ten bales of garden soil (3 cu. yards each), spaded them into the new beds and started the process of waking the new garden for spring. […]

a new garden path

This week has been a roller-coaster of rain and dry, cool and warm. Today was sunny and just above 60°. I’ve always said our valley Holiday Season is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Super Bowl and SPRING! They all run together and they come fast. When the temperatures start to reach into the 60’s you know […]

meet Ami –

Ami 22″ OOAK Cloth Doll Ami is a good little girl, but her fashion idols are Kat Von D and Abby Sciuto from NCSI…so…her wardrobe makes a chic—goth—retro—punk statement. That makes her fashion sense every mother’s nightmare. Tats on neck and lower back and a belly-button ring add to her panache. Ami stands 22 inches tall. Her […]

counting the years

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count. _Michelle St. Amand The past couple of days have been devoted to scanning all of our 35mm slides to digital format. It’s something we’ve been threatening to do ever since the technology became available.  Quite a job, believe me. There are […]