I call this clay pot my lucky clay pot. This is the 3rd plant that has flourished in this clay pot. Once this plant out grows the ‘face pot’ I think I am going to try my luck with a Donkey’s Tail Cactus. I do not know the name of the plant – Do you?
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Gardening is one of my passions, but when you live in a light deprived townhouse (like I do), gardening can become challenging. Initially, I had several tiny planters crammed into the only corner of the house that gets natural light, but then it got a bit over crowded and I had rethink my gardening strategy. [...]
The story behind the Keep calm and Carry on Poster.
There are 2 gray crowned cranes living on the campus of my son’s high school. Each morning as I inch along with the traffic, I watch them as the go about their business. They seem to peacefully coexist with the noise and confusion that accompanies teenagers. One morning my son took a picture of the [...]
A few weeks ago I was walking to my mail box – yes, I still get snail mail- and saw my two young neighbors (Lets call them M and J) enjoying a lovely Florida day on their bike. As I approached J turned and waved – “hey Al” – “Hey J, please be careful”, I [...]
Over the summer, my nephew, his wife and their 5 kids stopped by my home/office to rescue this workaholic for a day. Since the beach is only 2 blocks from my home – and it’s one of my favorite places to work – I decided to oblige – plus I could not say no to [...]
Working form home can be very isolating. And for those of us in the creative realm, sitting at home with only your computer for company can cripple our creativity. To remedy that situation, I try to work outside the home at least 2 times per week. Last week I set up my office on a [...]
I was visiting my local dollar store recently and I picked up a 4 pack of mini memo books. I wanted to brand them with my my logo and some of the illustrations that are usually featured on my handmade pillows. I figured they would make a perfect give away when I participate in my [...]
Real Christmas Trees… There are approximately 25-30 million “real” Christmas trees sold in the US each year. There are close to 350 million real Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the U.s. alone, all planted by farmers. North American real Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada. Eighty percent [...]