The Amazing San Pedro Flower

After 2 years waiting, there are finally some blooms again!

amazing sight to wake up to

amazing sight to wake up to

incredible details

delicate details

pedals like feathers

pedals like feathers

of over 30+ "beards" only 2 bloomed

of over 30+ “beards” only 2 bloomed

little furballs

little furballs

cactus with a beard

cactus with a beard

everywhere its furry

everywhere its furry

crown

crown

itty baby beards

itty baby beards

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Prickly Pears

Too bad you can’t just pick and eat them!

so many!

so many!

Any suggestions on what to do???

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Kitchen Update: It’s Done! (Almost)

I probably should have posted this earlier, but it literally took me FOREVER to unwrap the refrigerator and cabinet plastic. I dont know why it took me so long, but regardless, here is the ‘official unveiling’ of the new open kitchen! TA DA!

Before and After

Only thing still missing are the hanging pendant lights!

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Side Gate Security

The long side of the house has been a security concern due to its isolation, but now thanks to my friend Lesley’s dad there is a very secure and private gate in place!

No More Peeping into the Back!

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Architectural Planning – Initial Sketches

Getting ready to look at some opportunities to improve the house. My good friend and interior architect Claudia is helping me. Here are her initial sketches to get the juices flowing:

Scheme 1

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Pottery Kiln & Kickwheel: SOLD!

After months of craigslist postings I finally found someone interested in the pottery kiln AND kickwheel! It’s going to a very deserving (and excited) local artist Velvet Marshall, who is doing some great work. It took like 6 people and lots of patience to get it all out of the backyard over the gravel! It’s a little sad to see it go, but the extra space is much appreciated!

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Power Wash = WOW!

I knew the bricks were dirty, but I had no idea exactly how dirty!!! Im sure this was 50+ years worth of dirt!

Side-by-Side

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