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Exploring the School Garden

I was bored with our usual playground routine so one day Max and I took off to one of the local elementary schools. I was pleasantly surprised to find gardens throughout the school. There was the main garden area with cute signs and raised beds. But there were also small more personal little gardens by […]

Oh Deer

Fall in the Davis, Arboretum

And the Winner Is. . .

I would like to Thank all of you for your sweet birthday wishes on my site, facebook and twitter. I put everyone’s name into the Tiki bowl, stirred it up, and drew the winner’s name. The winner is Lona from a Hocking Hill’s Garden. Thanks again to all who entered, I wish enough to share […]

Birthday Dinner at Tucos in Davis

For my birthday, I was treated to a great meal at my favorite restaurant in Davis, Tucos Wine Market and Cafe .   Tucos is a small, intimate space hidden behind the Amtrack station. The best seats are on the patio where you can do some prime people watching. Tucos has a wide variety of well […]

Visiting Annie’s Annuals & Perennials

Annie’s Annuals and Perennials is a huge nursery tucked into to the unlikely industrial area of Richmond, California. I’ve been gazing at their website and catalogs for the longest time. I would add a few plants to my wish list only to find something new on their site a few days later. My shopping abilities […]

Masullo Pizza, A Piece of Naples in Sacramento

This past Friday, Simon and I spent the day in Sacramento. We visited one of my favorite nurseries in town, bought some beer making supplies, and shared some delicious beers on the patio at Pangaea Brew Cafe. We ended a great day at Masullo Wood-Oven Neapolitan Pizza restaurant. Masullo is a gem hidden in a […]

San Francisco Garden Show

  Last weekend, my friend Amy and I headed to the bay area to check out  the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. This was my first time attending this event and I was surprised by how big it was. The first building housed the display gardens and various vendors.   The display gardens were very popular […]

Pig Day at Davis Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday, the Davis Farmer’s Market held it’s annual Pig Day celebration. The stalls were decorated with cute pink balloons and signs and people were dressed in various pig costumes. There were a lot of fun activities for kids like a pig petting zoo, pony rides and craft booths. Kids could make their own […]

Foggy Morning

We have been getting a good amount of fog lately. I took these shots this morning while taking Jack for his morning walk. Pictures were taken with my iphone with the Instagram app. Does anyone know what this is? I walk by it everyday, I assume it’s some old farming equipment.