Category Archives: Home and Garden

Winter Harvest

The yield from our persimmon tree this year has been the best ever. The photo, above, shows the last of 4 “pickings” this year. There are a dozen or so more persimmons in the very top of the tree, and … Continue reading

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Spring Harvest

The loquat hedge between our house and the street has produced quite a crop of fruit this year. [[  Most Recent Update: 28 May 2013.  ]]   As you can see, there are ripe fruit, ripening fruit, and small green … Continue reading

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Sparrow & Persimmon

05 December 2912 The persimmon tree has been dropping colorful leaves like crazy for the past couple of days. Having harvested most of the fruit, we are leaving the remainder for the birds to enjoy. For example, the house sparrow, … Continue reading

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2012 Persimmon Harvest

  29 November 2012 [[  Most recent Update: 14 December 2013  ]] We have harvested more persimmons this year than ever before. Pete, the cat, loves to help with the harvest, as shown in the photo, above. Dozens have been … Continue reading

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Garden Spiders

26 October 2012 [[  Most recent update: 18 November 2012  (punctuation and spelling).  ]] We have a number of garden spiders making homes in various locations in our garden. Here is a close-up of the one shown in the banner … Continue reading

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New Fishtail Palm Frond

05 October 2012 Our young ( about 5 years old) fishtail palm has a new frond reaching for the sky. As you can see in the photo, the ” spike ” that has been growing for several months is finally … Continue reading

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October Blossoms 2012

02 October  2012 Here, near the coast in Southern California, plants blossom all year long. Of course, individual plants don’t blossom all the time (although some come close) and there are always blossoms to be enjoyed. Examples of what is … Continue reading

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