Flower hunting between rainstorms

Our home is being drenched in May storms, but Mama and I seized a break in the rain to visit our garden. We found this beautiful flower blooming and it made our day! Today’s #OneGoodThing was flower hunting between rainstorms with Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 136 of…

DIY Backyard Bench

I finished assembling my DIY turquoise bench in our backyard garden oasis this afternoon. I found the idea on Pinterest and watched videos on YouTube to guide me. Stacks of cinderblocks are glued together with construction adhesive and spray painted, before placing 4-by-4 wood planks through the openings. I added these two peacock pillows that…

Sweet honeysuckle scents

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the sweet scent of honeysuckle in our backyard with Mama! It was especially nice to spend time in our garden today after a rough few days. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 124 of 365. And Day 1,220 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following…

Wee green plums

While strolling through our garden and enjoying the flowers, Mama and I discovered that our plum tree is now starting to fruit! Aren’t they cute? Today’s #OneGoodThing was finding wee green plums with Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 117 of 365. And Day 1,213 in a row (here’s the…

Our own little “Super Bloom”

After endless rains, California is having an incredible Wildflower Super Bloom. Mama and I are now getting to experience it on a smaller scale in our backyard. A single poppy that we planted in a pot in last year’s garden turned into this gorgeous array of white and orange blooms. It’s made that section of…

Soaking after weeding

Wild mushrooms have been surreptitiously taking over our front yard. Mama and I didn’t notice them at first because they blend in with the landscaping bark. We’ve been keeping our sweet Paisley away from the potentially dangerous fungi. This afternoon I weeded as many of the little buggers as I could manage until my back…

Wonderland flower

While on an adventure at our locally owned home improvement store this weekend, Mama and I fell in love with this gorgeous flower in their nursery. Though we haven’t planted it yet, we keep coming back to visit this massive, fantastical bloom, which feels like it’s straight out of Alice’s Wonderland. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying…