In the busy world we live in, it’s nice to have a spot in your garden to “quiet” the buzz of your day… to breathe, relax, read, pray or meditate.
When we were up in the Bay Area of California, we began to walk a nature trail along a stream bordering the little town of Mill Valley. As we rounded a spot in the path we saw two ladies doing yoga on a deck under beautiful tall pines. It was so inspiring to see friends coming together in these quite surroundings to stretch away the stresses of life. Continue reading “Elements of a Meditation/Prayer Garden”→
I love the beach. I learned to Snorkel in Kauai opening a new undersea world to me. We often find National Geographic Special on Sea Turtles or whales, or just a geographical area where they explore reefs and the life therein.
Landscaping with Fire-Resistant Succulents After our recent fires here in North County San Diego, I thought I’d mention something we have been aware of for some time! Succulents help protect our homes from surrounding brush fires. We were watching the horrific fires, evacuation notices and devastation on the news. At times like that we wonder if there is anything at all we can do as homeowners to protect our homes. The answer is YES! Continue reading “Landscaping with Fire-Resistant Succulents”→
I find gardening to be good therapy. Working with your hands creatively beautifying your landscape or garden area is good for the soul. Walking through botanical gardens or sitting with a friend in the fresh air of an outdoor setting with birds, and butterflies quiets our tensions and relieves stress. The sound of water multiplies the effect of that calmness. Continue reading “The Soothing Sounds of Water”→
The Central California Coast offers a world of adventure and beauty. It’s one of our favorite places to visit. It can be foggy, sunny or a delightful mixture of both and it still makes me come alive with wonder, peace, and excitement all wrapped up in a blue-green wrapper. Continue reading “Road Tripping up the California Coast”→
I find myself intrigued by the Shabby Chic garden. It can vary so much in style. It often blends the appeal of vintage art or antiques…even furniture within your plant palette of choice. I’ve seen it presented with Roses and Perennials leaning toward a Cottage Garden appearance, but it can be achieved in formal or rural settings, as well. The uniqueness seems to be inspired by the creator of the garden, just as a painting is inspired by the artist. Continue reading “The Shabby Chic Garden”→