Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Greetings

    Welcome back!

  • Exploring the School Garden

    I was bored with our usual playground routine so one day Max and I took off to one of the local elementary schools. I was pleasantly surprised to find gardens throughout the school. There was the main garden area with cute signs and raised beds. But there were also small more personal little gardens by…

  • What’s Blooming in the Garden

      Here’s just a few shots of what’s blooming in our garden this month.  My camera and cellphone are currently filled with pictures. It’s the loading them and writing on the blog that I’m having trouble with. So far it’s been a very nice summer with just one awful heatwave. It’s going to be tricky…

  • Greetings

    Greetings from Davis, Ca. We have experienced a number of life changes since I last posted. In the past two years I got engaged, got married to my wonderful husband, had a baby, lost my dog to Lupus , quit my job and pursued self employment. All of this made it difficult to keep up two…

  • Summer Harvest Carrot Cake

    Summer Harvest Carrot Cake

    One of the most rewarding vegetables to grow yourself are carrots. Like tomatoes the flavor of a grocery store carrot cannot compete with homegrown carrots. Homegrown carrots are deliciously complex while grocery store varieties tend to be bland and flavorless. Orange maybe the most common color for carrots but my favorites are the yellow and…

  • Summer Blooms

    Summer Blooms

    At this moment, I am sipping my iced espresso and enjoying my air conditioning. Like most of the country we are riding out a heat wave. Gardening work is usually done in the morning and the evening when the temperatures are a little cooler. I was too busy with personal projects to do much with…

  • November Bloom Day

    November Bloom Day

    Every month May Dreams Gardens hosts Bloom day where people from around the globe post what’s blooming in their garden. The weather this fall has been amazing. Lots of chilly nights with hot cocoa or apple cider and plenty of time around the fire pit. My garden was getting a little bare so I went…

  • Garden Helper

    Jack thought he would help me out in the garden this weekend. I made the mistake of giving a rawhide treat outside and while I was planting missed him doing some gardening of his own. Maybe he’s hoping he’ll get a good crop of treats in the spring.

  • Oh Deer

    Oh Deer

  • Fall in the Davis, Arboretum

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