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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring in the desert~Rambling Woods~

 One of my daisies...
 Purple salvia from local nursery
 Some cosmos from a wildflower mix
 Bougainvilla next to my front door
 Bougainvilla out front from Lowe's
 One of my many, many sunflowers from seed out back.   This year I just threw out the sunflower seeds from the birdseed and they have sprouted!
I'm not sure what this is...

Spring in the desert is a subtle thing.  We certainly aren't having a super bloom this year!   The lack of rain has been very noticeable.  I hardly saw any lupines last Sunday when we drove from the desert to Temecula.  It is a very dismal year for wildflowers.

However, I do have several things blooming in my yard right now.  I see the light about 7 a.m. is the best, or about 4:30 in the afternoon, so I may try to go out this afternoon or tomorrow morning and take more photos!

Until then, please enjoy these!
Take care.
~~Cheryl Ann~~
Rambling Woods for March 27, 2018
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Sunday, March 25, 2018


I just finished reading the book:   Meet the Frugalwoods


and I must admit it has been one of the most influential books of my life!   (at 66 years young, I might add)...

It's TIME to take CONTROL of our finances!   Sheesh.  We've both been retired now for nearly 2 years and I'm tired of having $35 left over at the end of the month.  ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH!

So, I'm instituting a "NO BUY" month next month (April).   NO extra spending.  NO fabric.  NO Michaels.  NO JoAnn's.  NO Hobby Lobby.  I'll be making journals with the supplies I have on hand.  I need to complete 3 to replace the 3 I've sold this month already.

If you haven't read her book, the link is above.   She also has a blog:   http://www.frugalwoods.com/

I can't WAIT to make homemade bread, but we currently have some from a bakery up in Bishop that we need to finish off.  I'm looking at applesauce bread recipes right now!

Until next time,
Cheryl Ann