Monday, February 11, 2019

Hello, is there anybody out there?

It's been three years since I've been in this space. So much has happened, and yet so much has stayed the same.

I've been working at a community college for three years now

and being away from home 50 hours a week has made home life change. There is no more stained glass, very little soap making, a smaller garden and less chickens. 

There have been weddings, 

births and deaths. We have become grandparents, 

we decided where we want to spend our final years and set an anchor there. 

My husband has become a naked facebook sensation.

And then there has been yarn. Fiber, spinning and yarn. Ahhhhhh......

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen -

We have gone live on Etsy, selling our soaps (lavender, patchouli and unscented) as well as our Lavender essential oil.

Come on over and take a gander!

Thanks in advance for the love and support!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Whale of a Tale

It started out simply enough. We drove to Moss Landing, CA

Moss Landing Power Plant
We boarded our boat.
Sea Goddess, our boat
The Lovey and I, excited about our boat ride
We saw some locals...

Sea Lion sunning himself

Three sea lions arguing about who was going to sit next to whom

MBARI, with a BUNCH of birds flying above
Cormorant sitting on a pile

Sea Lion discussions
Our escort as we head to sea
We encountered some kayakers in the open sea - they were close to shore, but still far enough out that they were in danger of encountering whales. Not so smart, considering this happened last week.
Not so smart kayakers
 Our first sighting.... a glimpse of things to come:

And then we were surrounded by these giant, gentle creatures.

Now - they are heading toward the boat we are on..

I left the people in the photo so you could get an idea of how close these humpbacks were.

And then they were gone. There is a smooth spot in the water showing where they dived.

And then they came back. This is about five minutes later. Our tour guid said there were about 10 in the herd that surrounded us. Humpbacks are solitary creatures, but sometimes come together to feed.

Here's a video I took toward the end of the day. They kept on and kept on and kept on.....

Whale fin
.....And this folks, is my
...whale tail.....