home again

June 29, 2014

I'm back home after a week in Yorkshire visiting the Rowan Mill.  It was a magnificent trip, beyond my expectations, and over the next few weeks I can't wait to share some photos and experiences.  But right now I'm just catching up with my husband and home and do realize I've got a little blog business too.  I have almost 600 comments from the last yarn giveaway and I need a little bit of time to sort through.  I thought it was something that I could do when I was away but there was absolutely no time, we were kept busy!  Choosing a winner takes more time than you think.  I use random.org but often when I choose a winner there is no contact info and after I do a search with no luck, I have to re-choose.  But this time it looks like everyone has given me all that so that will make it easy.  Give me a day or two.

Back at home, this morning I could hardly wait to walk in the garden.  Only 8 days away but everything has been growing like crazy.  The tomatoes and sunflowers have grown at least a foot and are now nearly as tall as me, the roses are on their first re-bloom, the beefsteak tomatoes are ripening (BLT's tonight, yay!) and the weeds are baaaack!  Yes, I know, California is like no other place in the world and our growing season is pretty incredible.  But remember we start early here, and by late August my garden will start looking tired, and by the end of September, it will be utterly exhausted.  But for now, it's amazing.

I'll be back soon and announce the winner.


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  1. Incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing so those of us living in the concrete jungle can continue to dream the colorful dream that is a garden.

  2. Your garden is beautiful! :) :)
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies

  3. ooh, the Rowan Mill, I'm looking forward to your blog posts about it! Your garden is looking lovely, and nice Rowan vase! ;)

  4. I'm sure the trip to Rowan HQ was amazing, but what a lovely sight to come home to, as well! :) Can't wait to hear more about Yorkshire.

  5. Beautiful gardens! Cannot wait to hear and see all about your trip!


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