Box of Rain

I’ve seen different types of rain catchers, but these are as fanciful and dynamic as a fountain. If you are…

The Art of Cactus

Untitled (#885), 2003, by Roy DowellCourtesy of Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles.              The gorgeous cactus…

Make Time for Pacific Standard Time

 There’s an amazing modern art series going on in Southern California right now called Pacific Standard Time. More than 60…

A Late Bloomer

You know what’s coming, right? On the 15th of every month, a lot of garden-related bloggers have a tradition now…

The Fells in the Fall

While visiting southern New Hampshire this fall, my mother-in-law suggested we visit The Fells as a half-hour side trip from…

It’s Magic!

If I lived in New England year-round, I’m pretty sure this would be a new obsession. Mushrooming. Or Mycology. My…

Live Free or Die

My husband and I arrived in New Hampshire a couple days ago. His family has a couple modest cabins on…

Endless Summer

I was sitting in my home office the other day, and I spotted a giant Monarch butterfly floating over my…

A Piece of Laguna

I’ve been meaning to share one of our iconic artists with you for a long time. His name is Marlo…