rainy morning 

Moody, abstract detail of a rose from my garden on this rainy morning. I just added this print to my Society6 shop and right now they’re offering  FREE Worldwide Shipping when you order from my Society6 Store. Promotion expires January 10, 2016 at Midnight Pacific Time. […]

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Winter Solstice

  This morning was the perfect start to winter, with gray skies and muted colors creating a velvety moodiness when I looked outside my window. The stillness of the longest night gave way to the sound of soft rain and crows flying overhead. Early morning […]

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Starting Over

It’s been a while since my last post and I certainly never meant to take such a long break from writing here. There have been many new plans in the early stages of conception and I needed the time and space to lay everything out […]

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A New Year and Four Simple Goals

  So, the other day I posted about doing what you love and going after your dreams; a fairly common blog post about resolutions for a new year. But that was about BIG goals and sometimes they can seem a little daunting and overwhelming as […]


Back in the Saddle

I’m back! After taking some time off to attend a summer academy and then taking care of family business the last few months, I’m coming back to my little corner of the internet! As usual, there are so many ideas brimming in my head and […]

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Butterfly Bush

Walked out to the garden this afternoon and found the most wonderful sign of spring: dozens of butterflies and flowers in full bloom. They hovered so slowly over the butterfly bush, almost as if sedated by the nectar of the flowers, so that I was […]

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Moortens Botanical Gardens

  Moorten’s Botanical Gardens is one of my three favorite places to shop for new cactus every season; the other two being The Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley and the Living Desert nursery in Palm Desert. Moorten’s is by far the oldest, having first been […]

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Huntington Library & Gardens

  …and sometimes, Sundays are made for mansions, green lawns and roses. Wedgwood, and grand staircases and chandeliers…..gilded mirrors and silver candelabras.                       ***all photos taken with my trusty iPhone 4s The Huntington Library is […]