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…

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…

Laguna Nursery

Every fall, the owner of Laguna Nursery buys these massive pumpkins and displays them up along the entrance to his store, which…

Tacoma

I dropped my son off at college a week ago at a wonderful liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, that I…

Peachy Keen Summer

Okay, I wished this looked as delicious as it tasted, but I’m not a food stylist. I’m also not much…