Beautiful Gardens and flowers
My husband always teases me because I think in school years instead of calendar years. Perhaps it’s because the Jewish New Year closely coincides with… Read More »Who Said That Getting Back Into Routine Is Easy?
I love to travel near and far to explore beautiful places. Every now and then, however, I am surprised to discover new gems right in my back… Read More »Getting Into Spring Mode: A Visit to Filoli Gardens
I’m not sure how it got here so fast, but March is upon us already. Spring will officially start this weekend, with the move of the clock. It was a great relief, after four long years of drought, to finally have a rainy winter in California. Not just any rainy winter, mind you, but a record-breaking one at that! Our water reservoirs are now full and overflowing, and our snow-caps are at record deep. We sure needed the water, but many of us were no longer used to the long stretches of dreary, wet weather. Recently, however, the days of rain have started to be interrupted by longer and longer intervals of sunshine, and hints of spring are all about us.
It took only a day or two of rain and some strong winds to strip the glory off the maple tree that inspired my Falling… Read More »Falling Leaves Don’t Only Inspire: The Art of Composting