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I gave Tina grief for not updating her site and here I am posting after a six month lapse. A couple of articles down you’ll see an article about this lone fence post as a harbinger of things to come.  This is the update. The fence isn’t complete; it’s lacking a top rail and a […]

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This dragonfly enjoys the bug hunting afforded by our ponds.  Here he is pausing between strafing runs.

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Carrie was in the Studio and I was nearby washing fishpond filters.  When I stopped spraying the hose, I heard an unfamiliar buzzing and looked up to see bees, lots and lots of bees, swarming in the pepper tree only 12 feet or so over my head.     I summoned Carrie.  We crouched on […]

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Carrie has planted this year’s garden which included setting out newly sprouted plants as well as starting many from seed.  I think we have at least one of every herb and vegetable that will grow in Southern California. Carrie has followed previous years’ successful “Four-Square” farming approach in the garden layout. The beds are made […]

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Hawks and falcons visit our backyard regularly.  Usually they come to drink from and bathe in the birdbath.  Today Carrie watched one having lunch. We have a couple of birdfeeders and bird baths that attract the usual suspects: wrens, finches, jays, doves, starlings, etc.  When the hawks or falcons arrive, everyone else leaves and stays […]