Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wreath Wrangling Time

Wreaths are a creative and beautiful any-time-of-year decoration, but now is the time to think about making them. Certainly, you ought to have been collecting and drying your materials.  And soon, on my website,, you will find a big page … Continue reading

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Wine Country Colors

While many folks flock to New England to see its legendary fall colors, I drive along country roads and marvel at changes I see in our own legendary Sonoma County vineyards.  From the sun-covered rows of brilliant green grapevines marching … Continue reading

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Ashland – A Magical Place

Ashland, the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is a magical place for writers, artists, crafters, book lovers, theatergoers, gardeners, shoppers, lovers, street musicians, just about everyone. (And, oh yes, wandering, aimless, jobless teens with nothing better to do than … Continue reading

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Fall–the Best Time to Plant

Fall is a waiting time of year, our senses anticipating something. We wait for the heat to subside; we wait for the leaves to turn; we wait for the sugar levels in grapes to rise; we wait for the rain; … Continue reading

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