Monday, April 26, 2010

Let Spring Win!

Honey bees are hard at work...on the sunny days. Below, gloom hangs over the Eel River Valley.rOaDie is rocking my wrrld...story here.Crab Apple...Wild Lupin...Below, Chard having survived the winter grows lush and green.
Grape Vines are sending out initial shoots...Below, Gravenstein Apple on a sunny day.
Spring embraces me and these hills. Nights are warmer and in spite of the rain and wind bright blossoms are finally winning out over the void of winter.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

winter and spring are slugging it out

Rainbow Shining...
Tulips and Pear...
It has been a long week of snow, rain and freezing temps. Sunshine has been minimal and rainfall in excess. I hope spring wins, soon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feb/Mar 2010

New PUP comes to the homestead!! Full Story >HERE<>It SNOWED!! A pretty good snow fell in early March...Snoopy and Pepper LOVE the snow.
Snow covered hills and blue skies. Below, almonds are in bloom.
Spring means FLOWERS!!
Chilly snowy morning ...When does it snow in Nor Cal?? When the PLUM TREES ARE IN FULL BLOOM - OF COURSE!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 2010

Sunday sunrise. Makes my day.

Monday, December 14, 2009

SUMMER '09 WRAP UP cont...

Vista shot. LOVE the early morning mists that drift through the valley. Intense late fall sunset...Garden abundance: Tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, pears, nectarines, almonds, grapes - some real bad (wasted) with the powdery mildew after August RAIN - cucumbers, and corn! i love the honeybee working the sweetcorn!

Fall was punctuated by the tragic loss of my dear friend Avi Livingstone (abbie rush) in late September. She arrived with me to Humboldt County in 1982, and was a friend and sister for many years. Details of her death here. She left behind her adult children Eshaih and Shoshona, 12 year old Elon, and 8 year old twins: Hana and Coby. ...Uncertain if there really is fate. Below, circa 1983 with my firstborn daughter....AND we won this beautiful community crafted quilt from Salmon Creek Community School. Confident there is magic. i have close ups of the quilt to share, and more pics of summer '09.