Monthly Archives: April 2012

S is for Seed Stratification

My husband and I both run our local land conservancy’s volunteer-based nursery.  It is a fairly small operation, but it keeps us busy and this time of year, with the weather warming up, it is humming along.  So one of the main trial … Continue reading

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R is for Jennifer Rardin

Jennifer Rardin wrote eight Jaz Parks books before she passed away in 2010.  I am sloooooowwwwllly making my way through them.  Savoring them really.  They are irreverent and silly, action packed and the story takes surprising twists.  Jaz is sardonic and … Continue reading

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Q is found in Loquat

LOL, I am pushing it a bit for the Q on this one…but it is perfect timing because the fruits on our tree are starting to ripen.  This is one of those fruits that does NOT travel well…so if you … Continue reading

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P is for Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce YA, Published: April 2009 Beka Cooper is finally a Dog—a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus’s streets. But there’s unrest in Tortall’s capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops … Continue reading

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O is for Ojai, CA

Around 80 miles north of Los Angeles, and 11 miles inland is the town of Ojai.  I grew up here but moved away after high school, and for some lovely reason, my husband and I have now settled here.  The picture … Continue reading

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N is for Garth Nix

I haven’t read much by Garth Nix, but I LOVE his Abhorsen trilogy.  If you like high fantasy, adventure and coming of age tales, you might want to check them out.     Beyond the wall the dead can rise.  Beyond the wall … Continue reading

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M is for Michelle and Moore

Today is my friend Michelle’s birthday.  She came up to visit me yesterday and I totally blew off my M post for Saturday.  So here it is, Sunday, and Happy Birthday Michelle! With that done, I just wanted to talk … Continue reading

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