Meeting the challenge

The reasons I started the Readers Photo Challenge back in 2013 were two-fold. First, I had judged the San Joaquin County Fair’s photo show and the Stockton Camera Club’s monthly members contest and saw that there was a lot of talented photographers out there and the paper could an outlet »»Read Full Post

Seed starting time is here.

Half-gallon cartons are ideal for seed starting.Transplanting tomato seedling to a quart pot.Plants are placed outside as the weather warms to harden up for planting in the garden. Winter is still with us, but it is time to think about the plants that we will plant this spring. Three that »»Read Full Post

Adventures in the New Year; save money, extend your travel plans

Save money, get creative and extend your travel plans in 2020 For most, the start of a New Year is a time to reflect, and to plan special travel destinations for the coming year. Have you set your travel goals and plotted when and where you hope to go? Have »»Read Full Post


Stoker and I love France. We've been there 5 years in a row and we are going back in 2020. We love the beautiful countryside and the quiet cycling roads and the food. We also love Tennessee. We've been there twice now. We love the beautiful countryside, the people, the »»Read Full Post