In today’s fast paced world of iPhones and instant answers, it is easy to allow a whole day to elapse without slowing down and appreciating the myriad little wonders around us. During the short winter days along the coast, I’ve recently caught myself leaving and returning for work in the crepuscular twilight, never really enjoying … Continue reading
Category Archives: outside
Happy Turkey Day
Ahhh the holidays- a time for family, a break from work, and in the case of Chris and I… a chance to head up to the snow. On Thursday morning, while I frantically packed up for our adventure (…where were those snow mittens again?), Chris paddled out for a couple quick waves and stumbled upon … Continue reading
Falling into Fall
There was something about the crispy morning air on Friday, something familiar, and fresh, and welcome. It wasn’t immediately obvious what had happened, and them, as I snuggled back under our down cover it hit me- fall has arrived!! In our small coastal town, we have an extended summer, which often seeps its way into … Continue reading
I think gardens are often a true reflection of our inner hearts. Some are manicured and organized- with every leaf and lemon in place, while others are scheduled and productive, with fruit and veggies tumbling off the vines. Still others, are in it for the looks, either for their own appreciation or to inspire ire … Continue reading
Sunshine in a jar!
Oh summer, how you overwhelm my senses! From an abundance of sunshine on my skin, to the smell of ripening veggies on the vine, this summer has not disappointed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the small carrot and cucumber section of our raised beds. What these sections lack in space, they more than … Continue reading
Back in bloom!
As much as I love spending every free waking moment around our little abode; enjoying the t-rex trundle of the chickies running around the yard, the sun baked sweetness of a newly ripened cherry tomato, the smell of fresh dirt rising after watering, and watching time pass before my eyes through the growth of squash … Continue reading
I was living in Hawaii in a small, cinder block apartment when I first decided I had to have chickens. I am not really sure where the desire came from, especially while barely able to house a house-plant, not to mention a denizen of the outdoors.. but once I had the vision of a couple … Continue reading
Summer in a glass
Nothing beats a sunny day along the coast during summer, and I can’t think of anything more devine after a long day at the beach than sitting on the porch with a refreshing drink, plucked from the garden! Today’s delight included some of my favorites: fresh mint, stevia leaves as sweetener, the citrus kick of … Continue reading
Seeds of the sea!
This past Monday, while wandering through the sleek technological hub that is the San Jose airport at 6 am, I looked down and realized that I stood out. While those around me donned the blazers and pumps synonymous with important business meetings, I realized that, while also dressed for work, I was wearing oversized rubber … Continue reading
Camping on a work-night
I feel like it goes with out saying that anyone who chooses to spend their birthday camped out across town in a VW camper van is pretty awesome, but just to be clear, my mom is awesome! While most would likely lament the lack of time to go camp on a given Thursday evening, my mom … Continue reading