Category Archives: growing

Next steps

It’s been quiet here. A little TOO quiet. And that means I’ve got some explaining to do. As you know my life has changed quite a bit since I started a gelato-themed repository for my thoughts. I got married, and … Continue reading

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The quintessential LA street

I snapped this shot the other day during CicLAvia as I was walking on 5th Street (which is a pretty darn magical street) near Irving in Windsor Circle. To me, this represents the quintessential (and perhaps stereotypical) LA street, fringed … Continue reading

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I’ve lived here almost 12 years and I’ve only seen it rain in July a handful of times. Two of those times were yesterday. And last night, I woke up to this: Never, ever ever ever, ever seen a real … Continue reading

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Knee-high by 4th of July

We’ve been growing food in our backyard for a few years now, from our productive planter box to a sequoia-esque tomato tree that we believe started as compost. But I’ve never, ever been as excited about anything we’ve planted than I … Continue reading

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In the pink

Soooooo ridiculously behind in posting photos from recent events (Dodger Stadium tour! CAMP! Meeting my new nephew! My trip to France and Switzerland!) but I just came across these on this particularly gloomy morning and had to get them posted … Continue reading

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Caught in the act

On yet another beautiful day here in LA, I was delighted to see the cactus outside my window blooming. I went to snap a photo of it and just happened to catch this bee mid-flight. Or is it a guy … Continue reading

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A walk in black and white

When I was in Summit County last weekend we took a walk around noon, just as the light flurries falling outside gave way to a bonafide blizzard. The last thing I snapped before the white out were these twin aspens, … Continue reading

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Not-so-golden memories

It’s cold here, as you may have heard. But I’m not going to use this occasion to complain about the fact that I had to wear LONG UNDERWEAR the other day instead of my beloved tights. Instead, I’ll use the … Continue reading

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Beating the heat

A little over two years ago, I wrote a post about a downtown fountain on a 96-degree day: In two years, this fountain will sit like a crown on a ribbon of green that reaches from here to City Hall, the … Continue reading

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The secret urban flower farm

When I received an assignment from Dwell to write about a special Los Angeles house, I felt like it was a story meant for me. The house was in one of those impossible, only-in-LA locations: a secret canyon in a … Continue reading

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