Category Archives: Natural Wonders

If We Build It ….

I had been waiting for this planting day for weeks.  Journaling about it, sketching ideas, taking trips to the nursery for inspiration.  The day dawned beautiful, bright but not too hot.  November 18, a perfect time for planting in Southern … Continue reading

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Beginning Anew

It started out simply enough, I had a few trees that were long overdue for a trimming.  But you know that old saying, “In for a penny in for a pound” …. Over the years things had grown wild and … Continue reading

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The Soil is the Solution

In 2009 I fell in love …. With the Soil. Forever I have been enchanted by Nature. And in pursuit of that passion, graduated from UCLA extension with a degree in landscape architect in 2007. But it was for the … Continue reading

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Wanted: Women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles

Wanted: women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles. I am calling in beautiful, vibrant women who believe that magic is all around us – powerful, exquisite magic.  How else to explain the acorn that becomes the oak, the monarch … Continue reading

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I’ve given birth! What’s making a sales call compared to that?

As I sit at my desk, list in hand, my palms sweating, my heart pounding, I have to wonder, what is the big deal?  How is it that making a few phone calls to friends and supporters has me in … Continue reading

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Swimming With Sharks – What I Learned from the Real Ones

They had warned us in advance we would be seeing sharks.  They told us we should all stay together, and under no circumstances, should we go adventuring on our own. From what I had seen so far on my vacation … Continue reading

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Turtle on a Rock (or ) Who Needs Multi-Tasking?!

I am questioning when it became such a great skill to be able to multi-task.  Maybe it is my age showing.  Or maybe it’s just plain scary to watch a bike rider texting on their phone with one hand while … Continue reading

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Sacred Summer Hike in Topanga

They say that First Tuesday meetings are different than most.  And this summer hike up in Topanga was no exception.  Fifteen women, accompanied by the howls of the coyotes and the dance of a dozen fireflies, made their way up … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a Slime Mold?

Are You Smarter Than a Slime Mold? Now that may seem like a ridiculous question.  Of course I’m smarter than a slime mold.  Wait, what’s a slime mold? I actually had little information on what they were or what they … Continue reading

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The Magic of Nature

How many of us, at the age of 6 or 7 believed in magic?  I certainly know I did.  Sometimes it was jumping on my parent’s bed playing ‘I dream of Jeannie’ with my sister.  Wearing my hair in a … Continue reading

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