The cold shoulder

That moment when….because that’s what it is, a sudden change as summer turns the cold shoulder on you. ...more

Venturing past comfort zones

Our unrelenting heat this summer is reminding us just how far out of our comfort zone we are after being told we’re in drought level 4. It’s been a week of wildfires, wasps, Windows 10, and writing workshops. ...more

August creativity

There’s something about reaching the middle of August that wakes the urge to create and celebrate the nearing end of summer. A hands-on creative spell that takes your mind off of the stick to the chair feeling you get while sitting inside, ending up with the heart full of happiness. ...more

August, please pause

It’s never been my favorite month,...more

How to pick your next camera

I just stared at him, astounded that he thought buying this tiny digital camera teetering in the palm of my hand, costing more than one month’s mortgage payment was a good idea. “No way,” I told him, despite the eager salesperson’s gaze, the enticement of the open box spilling colorful packaging all over the counter. ...more

A moment of stillness after the rain

Slipped into the dark of a summer evening was a delightful sound of rain hitting the roof all night. And when it stopped the next morning there was a moment of utter stillness. ...more

Golden is the new green

Do you think you could cut your water usage by 30%,...more

In your dreams

They stick to our consciousness, wake us up in the morning, ...more

The gardener’s reward

Just when it seems that the heat will never break, when the effort to rise up and face one more day of watering, bleary eyed, and bug bitten will do me in, something changes. ...more

These hot and golden days

When the sun shines hot and golden like it does now, baking the once green grass into a toasted waffle, like some sort of dehydrated cereal instead of lawn, and parched is how you feel all the time, it’s hard to remember winter once was. ...more