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Pretty Point Lobos

April 10, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 6 Comments

Point Lobos painting

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve was one of our first stops when we hit up the Monterey Bay area during our trip back to California. We normally have Max with us when we’re roadtripping. Dogs aren’t allowed in the reserve, even if they’re just hanging out in the car, so we usually skip it. You can park on the road and walk in if you’re traveling with a dog. It’s just south of Carmel on the way to Big Sur. Check it out if you have the chance.

Point Lobos panorama

Flying baby!


Looking south towards Big Sur

Don’t forget to enter the Beautiful Edible Garden book giveaway!

P.S.  It’s currently 35 degrees in Madison, WI… is this normal? I hate it. We still have a couple of ice chunks in our backyard. I will not miss a majority of WI weather when we move back to California.

The Beautiful Edible Garden Giveaway

April 5, 2013 by Megan Speckmann | 38 Comments

The Beautiful Edible Garden

When the good folks at Star Apple Edible and Fine Gardening asked us if we wanted to give away a copy of their brand new book The Beautiful Edible Garden, we were thrilled! The book is GORGEOUS and incredibly inspiring. We’ve been loving their work since seeing their fantastic show gardens at the 2011 SF Garden Show.  To enter just leave a comment below telling us what you’ve got planned in the edible department this year (if you have any bunny proof suggestions, we’d love to hear them, too). The winner will be announced on Friday, April 12th. Make sure you’re following Star Apple on facebook and keeping an eye on their blog, too!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered. The lucky winner is Liz!