On the the first of July, I headed a couple hours north of our home. Played a round of golf at Lake Shastina Golf Course at the base of Mount Shasta. Spectacular place. Played with son-in-law and grandson. On the way home, we fished the Upper Sacramento River. Using artificial flies without any barbs on [...]

The apples are ripening. The Butterflies are enjoying the Butterfly Bush next to the apples. Paradise Lake was calm and quite beautiful this afternoon. Read somewhere, perhaps from Meister Eckhart, the 13th century mystic, that each creature is a word of God or basically that God is revealed through creation. I think so. This was [...]

In the last 24 hours, from our gardens, I have eaten strawberries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, and the summer's first tomato. I don't care what the stores say about their vine ripen tomatoes, the flavor of a real garden tomato is 1000 percent better. Same with the fruits. They just can't leave them on the [...]

Been feeling lazy lately, falling behind on my yard responsibilities. This evening I took a lazy walk around and I decided I better get the roses pruned. I am sure someone who knows what they are doing would cringe at my pruning technique, but I got it done. Then I lazily walked around the fruit [...]