Month: April 2007

Yurt Living

Ever heard of a yurt? My first exposure to these self supporting structures from Central Asia was on an episode of Dwell. An uber cool couple had created a little hide away in their backyard. On the outside they look like plain little canvas huts […]

Earth Day 2007

We avoided another rainy Sunday and took off to Auburn, California. Where we celebrated Earth Day by hiking the trails and dodging an unusual amount of mountain bikers. The trail was very easy and there where great scenes of water and cliffs. They had plenty […]

Cucumber Thief

Don’t let those big puppy eyes fool you this is a vegetable thief. Apparently, the fence we put around the vegetable garden was the equivelant of the sneeze guard at the buffet. You know it’s there but it really doesn’t serve any real purpose. Jack […]

First Cosmo on a Cloudy Day

The first of the Cosmos bloomed today. I had planted these seedlings a few months ago and I am surprised by how tall they are. There a few more blooms on the other plants and  I am hoping for a variety of different colors in […]

Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day.

It’s Creepy Crawly Thursday

Debbie from BagginIt is having a creepy crawly week for her third grade class next week. I thought we could all get into the spirit with a few bug pictures.

Seedling Envy

I have seedling envy. I had bought Simon these cute seedling pots at our local dollar store. He got sunflowers and I got another type of flower. They both came with a little ceramic pot, a seedling pouch, and dirt. We planted our seeds at […]

Two More Days till the Weekend

It’s Wednesday “hump day” and the weekend is just around the corner. These flowers are all over Davis. They are in the parks, along the streets, and in my neighbors’ yards. They have so many color variations. My favorites are the purple ones.

I want these!

Shelterrific has some of the coolest plants I have ever seen. They are called air plants or epiphytes and they are unique because they do not need soil to grow. Just soak them once a week in water and watch them grow. They almost look […]

The Cosmos are Coming!

I am so excited the cosmos I planted as seedlings are about to bloom some flowers. The Zinnias keep growing taller but I am still waiting for some buds. The tulips, crocus (never bloomed), and other bulbs all have bloomed or wilted and are ready […]