Solar eclipse

An amazing event to experience and even more so, we spent it at Table Mountain. I hear that it will be 200 years until the next one, I feel fortunate to have seen something this incredible.  We didn’t have the special glasses but we did have a welders mask, it worked and we all had our moment under the sun.

I lost the charger to my camera but the camera on my phone saved me. Of all of the events to photograph, I managed to make a mess of this super day.

There was definitely an eerie feeling in the air, especially out in the wide open spaces.  The meadow larks weren’t affected by this phenomenon though, they sang throughout the day.  One of my most favorite bird sounds.

Jewelry will be coming soon, I have a lot on my plate these days, I’ll share very soon.

Happy Monday,

Cindy

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I think I was born to nest

As I sit sipping my coffee with laptop and Lily by my side as the morning sun rises from the East, I ponder over this  glorious day.

*I think I’ll spend the day in the garden

It’s Mother’s Day weekend and so much is going on yet I yearn to stay home and nest, the thing I know I was born to do.  I spent last evening ripping out the old carpet from my office, it was long over due for some cheer & brightness.

As I do a 180 glancing around the yard, I see so many things I want to do,  Paint, plant more flowers or build something for the yard.  I’m negative in daylight hours, I wish there were more.

 

We built three raised beds for a new garden this year.  Three different gardens and now the job is deciding what to plant and which area.  Our first garden area is definitely Tomatoes and artichokes, the artis’ are almost established but only three plants, not enough for our consumption.  The tomato plants are still small, we started from seed this year, I hope they do well.

The new garden area is going to be the big one, I’m planting everthing I can possibly plant and starting with Sunflowers and green beans, the easiest and hardiest by far.  I don’t think we’re done with rains yet, well at least history has proven so.  The mint seems to be doing well, very well.  I made Mint simple syrup over the weekend for Iced tea, a nice refreshing libation indeed.

 

The 3rd garden area will most likely be for Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pumpkins and Cucumbers, all of the vining foods.  Everything is safe from my pesky deer friends who seem to eat the most delicate leaves of all.  They haven’t gotten to the roses yet, I’ll keep spraying liquid fence thoughout the summer months, it seems to work for the most part.

 

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Blue skies and Birthdays

Boy, we went from spring to winter to spring and immediately into summer. Still loving the vibrant color which makes for great spring pictures.  We’ve been busy with Graduation and Mothers day pictures and jewelry which has me itching to garden “now”.

Last weekend was a fun little morning with cousins Anthony and Chloe, a Mothers day little picture time.  Made me smile*

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I think Chloe was tired

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      One of the horses where I took the Graduation pictures, she was a beauty

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LIttle Lil gave us a scare, she was rushed to our favorite Veterinarian this week after consuming????????  We don’t know what she ate but it nearly killed her. Poor little girl stayed at the Dr.s all day on an IV and testing.  She’s not 100% but I’m sure she’s going to be soon enough.  A possible suspect was consumption of a toxic plant or an Ibuprofen…. oh boy,Time to move everything up high!

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Springtime, my favorite time of year

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A flower from the Birthday girls bouquet, forever in color.  May is a full month of Birthday’s for us!

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Mother & Daughter

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From the garden

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The first of May – Another beautiful day in Paradise

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As the last day of April winds down, our new little creek mascot plays in the fresh daisy blooms that so much compliment her chestnut hair.

Little Lilybug is learning fast that “Mom’s the boss” and I need to work, she sits or sleeps quietly in her crate on the top of my work bench and puts up with my singing until it’s time for her hourly break from the box.

Goodness, the allergies are here in but are worth the suffering.  The beauty of spring, the visually adorned yard and the color that’s about to pop is comforting to my soul which I shall savor every single opening of each bud, the sounds of the birds and the bees and the fresh clear northern California sunshine.

As I live in the month of May, I dream of new jewelry designs and along the way, I hope to capture the beauty that each day brings…

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