spring in Provence

Oh, I mean Portland, Oregon! Yes, that is a rosemary plant in full bloom that’s close to 4×4; that’s feet, not inches! Here these Mediterranean herbs are long lived perennials which become shrubs, unlike the puny annuals I try to grow in a single short season back home in Colorado. This week and next, I’m in Portland … Continue reading spring in Provence


Here in Colorado we’re finally swimming in peak summer produce, but it was a long time coming. Our early season was challenging at best and impossible at worst for local vegetable farmers to get a harvest to market. A cold wet spring stalled their plantings and then either stopped or slowed growth in the fields. In … Continue reading calabacitas

jump to summer!

Oh dear, we just celebrated Independence Day aka 4th of July and I last posted late May! Okay, what’s my excuse? Some extended travel, community involvement, playing Grandma, an art class, lots of gardening and cooking, knitting projects, a few sick days. Gosh, how did I ever find time to work before retirement! 😉 The … Continue reading jump to summer!