Celebrate the coming of spring with our spring candles

March 28, 2022
Spring is a season of rebirth, bringing  new hope. And that's something to celebrate, so why not do that with my beautiful 16-ounce spring candles! Yes, twice as big...

Peony power

February 13, 2017
Could this be any prettier? I'm going to have one of these in my house at all times. This entire post is about peonies, so rest your eyes a while, and your mind, too, on...

The hissing of summer lawns

July 11, 2015
It's only 8am but the sun beats down hard from a deep blue sky, belying the thermometer, which reads 67 degrees. We're walking Riley before the heat of the day takes...

Will we ever see the rain?

May 30, 2015
If you don't live here, California drought is just a headline, a TV news story, someone else's problem.  But here in California, it's serious stuff, being called...

Color, carnations and kindness

April 13, 2014
Carnations are such happy flowers and this color combination is bright and cheery. These inexpensive little bouquets get a bad rap. They're pretty. They're hardy. They...

Diggin’ in the dirt

April 9, 2014
Are you excited about spring yet? Yeah, I know. If you live in some parts of the country you can't get excited just yet. But hey, like death and taxes, spring does come....

Yes, my darlings, spring has sprung

March 22, 2014
Spring. It's sprung, at least this week and at least in the San Francisco Bay area and on the Monterey peninsula. And in Sonoma. Here's what I found on my...

Flowers when you’re dead

April 23, 2013
in a bucket-Union Square SF florist who wants flowers when you're dead? nobody. J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye That's right. Nobody. I don't like those...

Sparkly blooms and trying to keep warm

January 17, 2013
January in the San Francisco Bay area can be cold. grey and wet, and this one's been colder than ever--this past week, lows in the 20s! That's pretty rare.Even though...

Miracle of a single flower

October 21, 2012
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,  our whole life would...

Follow Carol


Here you’ll find my blog, some of my essays, published writing, and my solo performances. There’s also a link to my Etsy shop for healing and grief tools offered through A Healing Spirit.


I love comments, so if something resonates with you in any way, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by–oh, and why not subscribe so you don’t miss a single post?


Subscribe to my Blog

Receive notifications of my new blog posts directly to your email.