The gardens are beautiful here in Arizona. Today we visited the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. These wild ducklings befriended me. This park is filled with ideas that I would love to incorporate into my own gardens. I love the rain chains. They softly carry water down its rings into a place designated for water … More Japanese Friendship Garden
Arizona is even more beautiful than I could have imagined. The brightly colored flowers landscaped down the highways splash raspberry pink along the desert city. Palm trees and giant Saguaro cacti intersperse. I had never seen a Saguaro cactus. I am inspired to paint. Just last week I was wondering what might have happened … More The Inspiring Arizona Landscape and Paint
There is nothing like the excitement of going on holiday. I love the lists of things to remember and dreaming of places to come. My friend, Mindy gave me one of these suitcases and the other I inherited from my Grandma. To me, they represent the golden era of travel with sleek, hard covers, ready … More Gone Vintage and the El Rancho Hotel
As adults we don’t seem to celebrate birthdays with the same festivity as when we were children, but I think all birthdays are incredibly special. Having lost many friends at a young age, I know that each birthday is a great time to reevaluate, reground, regroup, and to be filled with gratitude. Each lesson leading … More Birthday Travels Through the Southwest (and the year of learning and adventure)
We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft chirping and fresh straw. My youngest daughter and I (along with dad and Reed) have … More Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.