Monthly Archives: January 2019

MOVIE NIGHT: Friends Forever

Blutsbrüder teilen alles Our Big Time Set in the midst of World War 2 and interspersed with beautiful choir music, the horrors of the war unfold when the Germans realized one of the boys in the choir is a Jew … Continue reading

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Finally made it to the Apple Park Visitor Center… main reason being the Apple Park and the California native plants… and a beautiful park it is with so many manzanitas in bloom!  While at the Visitor Center we’ve augmented our … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Monarch Butterfly Garden

Amazed by the incredible Journey of the Butterflies… saddened by the latest population drop that brought their count to a record low… inspired by The Monarch story… we’ve just embarked in our little California native journey to create a Bird&Butterfly B&B… after starting … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Bird & Butterfly Rock Garden

Planted: Asclepias fascicularis, Narrow Leaf Milkweed Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed Erigeron glaucus, Seaside daisy Eriogonum grande var. rubescens, Red-flowered Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum, Sulphur Buckwheat Eriophyllum lanatum ‘Siskiyou’: Spreading Wooly Sunflower Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon Monardella villosa,Coyote Mint Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ Verbena … Continue reading

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BIRDS&BUTTERFLIES: Here Comes the Sun…flower!

Another epiphany for the plant of the month… if it is December it is Toyon… the Christmas berry… California Holly! It needs sun… as does the butterfly B&B… so here is the beginning of the Bird & Butterfly Bed & … Continue reading

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WINTER BREAK: North Lake Tahoe

A winter full of surprises… and epiphanies… after looking for another ski or winter destination we came to realize that for us Tahoe is a 14 year old tradition to be continued and celebrated… wonderful beach walks… amazing sunsets in … Continue reading

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