Dear friends, It is the end of June. I luxuriate in the warmth of the morning sun, dazzled and delighted by the large flock of parrots that flash past our garden with their splash of tropical colors and loud sounds. It is hard not to smile as I observe them land briefly on the trees' … Continue reading Feeling at home!
Dear Friends, Greetings from the sunny part of the Central Valley. The orange jasmine (murraya paniculata) flowers from last week are gone; their scent replaced by the delicate aroma emanating from the flowers of our citrus x latifolia (Persian lime) and citrus x limonia (mandarin lime). Get out early today with gratitude for the ability … Continue reading A day to celebrate Fathers!
Dear Friends, In the last 48 hours, our murraya paniculata (orange jasmine) bushes have been in full bloom filling the air with their lightly sweet scent and attracting hordes of butterflies and bees. The flowers will be gone in just a couple of days but right now we are enjoying one of the seasonal delights … Continue reading An unexpected positive bonus!
Dear Friends, My view today is of the low gray clouds hovering over the newly- greening central valley. Beautiful but different, as it is 365 days a year here in Atenas! I breathe deeply as I stretch and think about the day filled with opportunity that unfolds before me. I urge you to get out … Continue reading Open Town Hall Meetings!