December 31, 2018

We're now looking right at the year 2019.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Let's all make 2019 a better year for the planet and all living things on it.

We can do this!

December 13, 2018

Okay, they are a great treat any time of the year.

But I think they are exceptionally delicious on rainy winter mornings.

This is a tried and true recipe I use from a little cookbook purchased from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook.

Dutch Pancake:


December 11, 2018

A fascinating video featuring Sir David Attenborough and his observations of plants that have adapted to wet and humid environments and the animals dependent on the plants.

How did flowering plants evolve so fast?

Watch this!

December 10, 2018

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area check out Annie's holiday sale.

I dare you to leave there with less than 10 plants!

This is my FAVORITE place to purchase plants.

Last year in January I purchased from Annie's a Ray Hartman Ceanothus...

December 8, 2018

When it's cold, dark and rainy, soup is one of the best comfort food I can think of.

I don't remember where I found this recipe, and I altered it a bit.

It's delicious!

Tofu Soup

3 organic garlic cloves, finely grated

1 tablespoon finely grated, fresh organic ginger

2 tables...

December 5, 2018

Well look what we have here...

With all the rain that we have been getting (thank goodness!), I'm finding plants sprouting in the most unlikely places.

This is a natural fiber doormat on a porch in front of our kitchen.

It was so soggy that seeds that must have flown in t...

December 3, 2018

It's that time of year when the ivy produces berries.

And when it's not raining, the hum of buzzing fills the air.

Here is a honey bee approaching a stalk of ivy berries.

Note the orange pollen on its left leg in its pollen basket.

And here is another honey bee on another...

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