Sunday, August 05, 2018

shimmering day

beautiful day in point reyes station and at tomales point. we saw about 60 tule elk throughout the hike and drive. 

more from pierce point ranch 

marilyn made a dance video from the footage at pierce point ranch, in the milking barn and around. 


Friday, July 20, 2018



from sweden (sigtuna to be exact) 
holding on to that summer vacation feeling...

Sunday, July 08, 2018

back to Vallejo


it's good to be home after a wonderful trip. even our dwarf peach tree (not pictured) is fruiting in its first year. although currently it's dusted (as is everything) with ash from the fires to the north. 

the cats survived our absence without getting into any scrapes with neighbor cats and without our total spoiling of them. (with us they are on a 10 small meals a day diet, while most people do a 2 times a day thing. :-))  ^^ ^^


Friday, May 25, 2018

beekeeping cat

1. papi; 2. honey; 3. beeswax 
all amazing.

Monday, May 07, 2018

more spring


we went to mount diablo two weekends in a row because it was so glorious, and neither of us had been in many many years. we didn't realize what we had been missing! it was bursting with spring—birds, bees, butterflies, all manner of insects, wildflowers.

see more butterflies and flowers from mount diablo

Friday, April 27, 2018

back yard beauty

in love with our back yard

delicious scented bloom (rosemary behind)
baby fig tree (cute!)
mint and spring yard spurt
papi rolling in favas

also, check out our rose bush, popping like last year (with a crazy lil kitty rascal on the pole behind the roses)

and lil kitty looking adorable

Saturday, April 21, 2018

back yard blooms

heavenly lushness right now. swarming bees, scents drifting, flowering flowering flowering. the cats and we have it good. 

lil kitty rascal hung out up high today (like 20+ feet up) on an old trellis, batting the new roses and walking around like a (clumsy) tightrope queen. good thing she's light and flexible and tends to land on her feet!

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

feeling spring

feeling our back yard. 
everything is blooming, reaching, opening. peach blossoms, lemon blossoms, mint, favas, fig! mystery bush that is aromatherapy to stand under. so fragrant. so is the yesterday-today-tomorrow plant. delicious season of dreams.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

butterflies, a bee, flowers

 flora and fauna at home