A Blue Hydrangea in a New Zealand Garden

This beautiful blue hydrangea is growing next to my daughter’s driveway. The Auckland, New Zealand area has had more than its share of rainfall this year. It appears that the local gardens loved it. I was curious to know why I see so many blue hydrangea flowers here. Apparently it’s  because of the acidity of the soil in  this area. When soil is more alkaline, pink flowers are produced. In our area of Southern California there is an abundance of pink blossoms, so I am really enjoying the blue.

A Moment in My Garden


When I ran out front of our house to get the morning paper I discovered my yellow rose was blooming. I tend to spend more time in the back garden, so I was missing this beautiful sight.

Another blossom on the same plant. I love yellow roses. I think this rose bush loved all of the winter rains we had this year.

My Favorite Spot to Relax and Knit


I was back in one of my favorite places today. At our game table next to the living room window. I am learning to make a Mobius Cowl scarf. I hadn’t felt like working on it lately, but today I was right back at it.This type of scarf is knit on a circular knitting needle. I will continue to knit in the round until the scarf reaches the desired size. I’ll be sure to post a photo when it is finished.Please stay tuned.

I Love to Photograph a Nice Street Light


I took this photo today while walking our dog, Annika in a nearby park. I have a good friend who once told me that she noticed I often take photos of light fixtures. She is right. Lights, whether inside or out are one of my favorite subjects.

Although it was mid-morning, and the lights were not on, I was fascinated by the modern look of these light fixtures.

It looks like I’m not the only one who enjoys a nice street light.

The Goats of Cedar Post Farm


Here is one of the lucky residents of Cedar Post Farm. I took this photo last summer while visiting our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Maine. Below you see me playing with two babies born the night before we arrived. They were so adorable.

I wrote about that trip in two posts. Memories of Maine, and a Lighthouse in Maine.
Since my visit, our daughter has begun to produce delightful  homemade soaps, lotions, and bath products. Some are made with the richness of goat milk. If you’d like to see more of their beautiful 1840’s farmhouse and the home made bath products, please go to Cedar Post Farm.org.


This last photo is one of our grandson with one of their baby goats in his lap. I love this picture and it makes me want a baby goat of my very own. They really are like family pets.