a whole lot of random


Is it really Thursday already?  I honestly don't know where the week went to.  It's been a good kind of busy.  I've been so focused on getting dirt under my fingernails that I haven't blogged in three days.  I can be obsessive like that, you know. 

I am one of those people who will procrastinate forever and then I am all in and won't stop until the job is done, or the book is read, or the puzzle is finished, or the house is clean, okay, let's not go crazy.

These pictures are from last weekend. 

Before the heatwave...

Before the thermostat hit 90 degrees...

Yes, ninety, oh so hot outside, degrees.

I am happy to say that the veggies are all planted and new flower seeds have been sown.  I can already picture how beautiful it will all be in a couple of months when everything comes together just as I envisioned it.  I am such an optimist that every year I say the same thing and every year I run to the garden center to fill in the holes in the garden where the seeds didn't grow.  Such is the life of a gardener.

I am meeting Elaine from Sunny Simple Life for breakfast today so that we can plan an event together for this spring.  I don't know how much I'm privileged to tell you at this point so I guess I will leave it at that. 

Except to say that you all will be invited...and it's going to be fun...and it involves chickens...but that's all I'm going to say.

I am excited to be teaching a mixed media class this weekend at Hearts N Crafts in Covina, CA.  I love teaching and the ladies in the store have made me feel so welcome.  I am already busy planning my next class and might even do a little teaching in my home.  My mind is still working out the details on that one.

I guess that's all for now.  I hope your having a good kind of busy week, too.

xo, Patty

I'm joining the party over at Tootsie Time...


  1. Beautiful flowers.. can't wait until it gets warm here on the East Coast! Vicki

  2. I want to take a banner class too but oh this weekend is so crazy. I love that store. I am so excited for you and this new venture you are on teaching.

  3. Oh your garden is looking gorgeous - can't wait for some warm weather over here in the UK to get that feeling of Summer ( not quite 90 degrees though - a bearable 70 would be just right!) x Jane

  4. Gorgeous flowers!!! makes me feel cheery!!!

  5. Love digging in dirt, flowers, sun, and all things garden. Beautiful images. Happy weekend Patty.

  6. You do know how to make people feel jealous! If it just reaches above freezing at the moment I would be happy! Your shots are soooooo beautiful. I can't wait for my garden to start growing again. Take care. Chel x

  7. O how I enjoy all the colourful flowers you're showing!!! I really long for spring to finally arrive here and make the white winter world, pretty as it also is though, disappear and flowers reappear.

  8. Beautiful. Spring in the USA in the southwest is fast approaching. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sure will get in mood for Spring looking at all those breath takingly gorgeous flowers. Sounds like So. CA. Just never know huh? I used to live in San Diego area. That's why people love to live in So.CA. I live in western CO now and we had some pretty nice temps today, had both doors open, yeah lovin' that.
    Happy Days

  10. Pretty flowers! Congratulations on your classes!!


  11. Nice photos! I don't know if you realized you had 2 different font sizes on some of your posts?

  12. So hot! I'm so jealous! I enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers!

  13. Hard to believe you are hitting 90 degrees. My goodness! Your gerbera and statice look great! I cannot wait for spring to come to our area!

  14. We've had some perfect days, which are rare here. It'll be stifling hot before we're ready.

    Happy teaching!

  15. It has been a beautiful week for gardening! I have been outside all week long!!! Loving every minute of it.
    You have piqued my interest on the spring event, involving chickens....hmmm?
    XO Kris

  16. You have so many beautiful blooms. I will be sowing my flower seeds this weekend. I'm like you in that I rush to the stores to fill in spaces too. I hate when the gardens aren't full.


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