Each year, the Powell Gardens hosts a Festival of Butterflies that allows visitors to interact with caterpillars and butterflies alike.  As much as I love butterflies, there was no way I was going to miss this chance to interact with the delicate, winged beauties. Butterfly Photo #1.  I think this might be a Blue Morpho with […]

My oldest daughter, Gigi, has become quite an artist.  I love this shot of her painting in a field of wildflowers near our house.    

…when you fit all the way in. On Today’s Date in the Past: Sofia and Canyon Sea Salt

There are apparently more than 25,000 documented species of orchids.  These pink orchids seem to be one of the more common types of orchids… …but this dracula orchid was a new one for me. In other news, apparently the vanilla plant is a type of orchid. On Today’s Date in the Past: Old Barn West […]

Since I’m the second owner of my house and didn’t select the original landscaping, I’m not sure what kind of tree is in my front yard, just east of the entry.  What I can tell you is that it has the most amazing pink flowers that bring me a ton of compliments each spring. On […]

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