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Through The California Wine Country Wildfire & Pumpkin Patch at The Shed, Napa

I am typing this at my desk in my place in Napa. Pups and I got back here Sunday afternoon after a week of

Life in Napa | Dealing With A Forced Time-Out

Did you know that, in technological terms, a computer that is a mere seven-years-young is considered vintage?

Conan | The Sweet Chocolate Dobie

Meet Conan, the non-barbarian, super sweet Chocolate (the official color is Red) Doberman. This sweetie pie was

Life In Napa | The May Garden & Vineyard

So, how has your May been? Mine has been  much better, as in more fun. Things (projects) are still moving at a

Monarch Knitting | A Treasure Trove in Pacific Grove, California

It seems that Carmel is not the only place on the Monterey Peninsula with a claim to treasure troves. As I was

Downtown Pacific Grove & Lunch at Red House Cafe | California

During my stay in Carmel last fall, I took a couple exploratory side trips to nearby Pacific Grove. Set smack

Life in Napa | The April Garden

I may be showing you images of the garden through April, but I am writing this on the afternoon of May 1st, and

Snura | Rider Of The Storm

Drumroll………. And here is SNURA!! I thought it was high time you met the incomparable oxymoron

Three Charming Inns of Carmel | L’Auberge Carmel, Cypress Inn & Pine Inn

Given that everything is so charming in Carmel, it was not possible that inns & b&bs should not be.

Life in Napa | The March Garden & Transition Into Spring

There is always something going on in a garden, but not quite as much as during March, at least here in

Casanova Restaurant | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Oh yes, those spinach gnocchi au gratin are home made and oh-so-good! They are a popular appetizer in both the

Behind The Photo | After The Storm, Varese, Italy

It was late summer. It had been raining in buckets all day, and the whole thing was wrapped up by a major

Traveler | The English Bulldog Hula Girl

Meet Traveler. Isn’t she just the most irresistible Hula girl, ever? I met Traveler while on my 2-day

Life in Napa | The February Garden & Making Progress

My Mum said “Yikes!”, too. I am talking about all my stuff piled up in the living room. But like

Walking Up the Chapels’ Path to Sacro Monte | Varese, Italy

I thought it was time to take you to Italy for a little while, specifically my home town of Varese. I have not