Category Archives: California

Back to the Garden

Spring is almost back and the rainy and relatively cold winter seems to have subsided.  With items gifted to me from my friends in Oakland who are getting ready to put their house on the market and other items I plucked from my Mom’s house that is about to go on the market as well, together with clippings from some of her plants, Shando has been helping me to make some dramatic beautification to the backyard.  I’m really putting my potting table to use.  The pictures are the before and after of one area of the backyard, but the video shows more of the green thumb I’m trying to develop.

 

Zaleski Wilson

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Celebrated the union of Michael and Chris (with their dog Brillo) in Dublin, California.  They are a very handsome and special couple, and we met a lot of wonderful people at their reception (they actually got married last December 24).  The day of their reception was also very special to me because it would have been my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary!

 

Fort Bragg Trip

It rained a lot this weekend, but we got some great walks in, and I even ran into a co-worker when we stopped by Mendocino.  There are so many charming areas like Glass Beach and the quaint downtown Fort Bragg that we really enjoy.  We stayed at an Airbnb a few miles north of there and it was heavenly for the dogs to have so much space, even though it was saturated everywhere.

 

Valentine’s Day Feast

Shando cooked up a (vegetarian) storm with two other couples who we celebrated with in San Francisco.  It was a Tuesday night so it didn’t go late, and we neglected to take pictures of the evening, but we pigged out on some of the great food including these two dishes Shando made (double-chocolate bread pudding with croissants and vegetable paella).