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Supporting the Locally-Grown Food Revolution | Orange Home Grown Urban Farm Dinner with Will Allen of Growing Power

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Orange Home Grown is one of my favorite local organizations. Based in Orange, California, the nonprofit builds community through food—with farming demonstrations, a vibrant farmers market, education on sustainable agriculture & environmentally-friendly lifestyles, and great events. [...]

First Vines Planted | Watson Ranch Vineyards

March 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Today our dreams became a reality. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of my husband, Tim, and the fantastic team he has been working with to install our vineyard from Fallbrook Winery, the first [...]

Guest Chef Dinner Series Launches at Taco Maria

September 16th, 2015|0 Comments

What happens when you get two of Orange County's cutting-edge chefs together under the same roof and put them to work in the same kitchen? It could be an absolute recipe for disaster ("Too many cooks [...]

Bodega de Edgar Winemaker Dinner at The Cellar San Clemente

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The Cellar San Clemente is known for some of the best pop-up dinners in Orange County. Most recently, on Monday, January 26, 2015 they hosted an exclusive Winemaker Dinner featuring the wines of the young [...]

DESERT LIFE – A TASTE OF PALM SPRINGS

August 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Palm Springs, California - I love this city.  It is classic Americana. The dry, desert sauna-like heat that radiates off the pavement even after the sun sets. The sounds of Sinatra wafting through the air [...]

THE ART OF COFFEE – PORTOLA COFFEE LAB

May 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Coffee. Dark, delicious, soul-quenching, invigorating coffee. Mmmmmm...Get to know your coffee, though, and you will quickly learn that it is so much more than what many Americans settle for and call 'coffee'.  Which, let's be [...]

THE LOWLY SNAIL

May 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Ok. So, this is a bit of a weird post I suppose. Because - if I'm being honest - I just spent the past hour wandering around our front yard at 6:00am in my bathrobe, [...]

SHOOTING THE MOON

May 17th, 2011|0 Comments

We've been having some very strange weather here in Southern California lately. Well, strange for Orange County in the month of May anyways.  One minute it's boiling hot and sunny, the next it's chilly and [...]

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

April 21st, 2011|0 Comments

I love the Spring.  New life blooming everywhere, and I get to exercise my green thumb again after resting it over the Winter.Yesterday I awoke to a gorgeous sunrise after an overnight Spring shower had [...]

IT’S VOTIN’ TIME!

March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

Anne Watson Photo fans, I would appreciate your support!The above photographs of flowers are each competing to win the Orange County Register Newspaper's Wildflower Photo Contest. (Each in its own category.) There is no limit [...]

SOME LOCAL OC NATURE

March 29th, 2011|0 Comments

This afternoon Tim & I ventured out to historic Irvine Park at the mouth of Santiago Canyon for a little taste of nature. Having grown up in Orange County, California in the city of Irvine, [...]

FACES OF LOYALTY

March 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Well, I just couldn't help myself... a few more photos of our funny little pugs, Rose & Percy.Today I spent some time in the back garden, enjoying the California sunshine, hanging out with my husband [...]

INCREDIBLE ORCHIDS

March 10th, 2011|0 Comments

I am mesmerized by the incredible beauty of orchids - have you ever looked at one up-close and studied all of the amazing details that are found in just one tiny flower? Each one is [...]

WILD, WILD WESTERN WYOMING

March 9th, 2011|0 Comments

I've found throughout my travels that there are few places in the world these days (particularly in the bustling U.S.) that truly feel untouched by man. Growing up in California, I've heard lots of talk [...]

A TRIBUTE TO TRUCKERS

March 5th, 2011|0 Comments

On a long-haul motorcycle trip it's hard to recount the thousands of sights, sounds and smells that you take in each day you're on the road. One constant, though, that seems to always be there [...]

CLOUDS

March 4th, 2011|0 Comments

I woke up this morning to a cloudy day and it got me thinkin'... while it may sound simple, some of my favorite things to photograph are clouds.There they are - over our heads in [...]

PUGS AND THE ART OF SUNBATHING

March 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

I definitely do not consider myself an animal photographer. Motorcycles, landscapes, objects of Americana - those typically are my favorite subjects to shoot. But, I must admit that I am a sucker for dogs - [...]

AROUND THE GARDENS

March 1st, 2011|0 Comments

I've always enjoyed gardening, but never really dove into it as a hobby until after I was married to Tim. We love gardening. And, perhaps it's my husband' English roots, but he truly has a [...]