Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here and There, This and That

Well, I've been traveling a bit and will be traveling some more in the toute suite future, so posting may be sporadic for awhile. Tomorrow I leave for a ten-day writers workshop in Maine, where I hope that among other things, I'll be able to cobble together a book proposal. Several of you have been nagging me about a book, so there ya go. Hope you're happy now.

Whilst I'm gone, Walu will be in charge of the dogs and cats, but young neighbor D, who has a healthy and growing interest in gardens, will be tending the garden. D took care of our yard a couple of weeks ago when both Walu and I were out of town and everything looked fabulous when we came back, so I'm confident that it is in good hands. I've even recommended him to other neighbors for their own vacation garden needs.

Later, in July, I'll be traveling to Buffalo, New York for the big Garden Bloggers to-do, and immediately following that, I'm doing a workshop down in Athens, Texas. But I'll try to pop in and out on these pages for a report whenever I get some time and good wireless.

In the meantime, here are some scenes from the garden right now. The photo above is from a prickly pear cactus in bloom in the backyard. The rest are from the front.

Watching the Mexican feather grass in the front hell strip is mesmerizing:

Where I write in the mornings (those little orange flags tell D what to water and how much):

The views from where I write:

That's all for now. See you in the funny papers.


  1. Safe travels to you... envying your time in Maine, but I have my own carrot dangling later in the summer.

  2. Sounds like you're going to be busy :)

    Here's to all your ventures going well.

  3. I have my fingers crossed for that book proposal--have great writing time in Maine! Richard and I have got a big public garden project brewing that's pretty exciting. More on that later in my blog... Safe travels!

  4. Sounds like they'll be lovely excursions, and rewarding.

    I'll be in Buffalo, too, for the Garden Bloggers gathering. I'm looking forward to it.

  5. Wondering if that book proposal might have something to do with women using tools and building?

    I have been trimming Mesquite trees and thinking about your wise guidance regarding tree trimming all the while:)

    Your pics. are great - great reference/ideas for future projects.

    I do hope you thoroughly enjoy your adventures. I expect we will hear all about them sometime in the future.

    Lindy - in AZ for a few more months :)

  6. Sherrie--Gotta love those carrots.
    VP--I've got some public plantings pics for you coming up in a post.
    Susan--Can't wait to read about the public garden project.
    lkw--hope to see you there!
    Lindy--Hmmm, it might have something to do with that, but in a roundabout way. What are you planning to do with the mesquite trimmings?

  7. Mesquite trimmings: We currently (until the big move:) are living on 5 acres in the Sonoran Desert. We have arroyos which turn into gully washers in a downpour. My husband cut the Mesquite into workable lengths, hauled the branches, limbs, and twigs out to some of the arroyos (these are rather shallow on our land) and positioned them to try and prevent erosion.



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