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.... hello monday ....

.... hello monday.... hello to a fresh start of a brand new week.... hello to making business plans.... catching up on odds and ends... hello to putting forth effort to live a balanced life....

....hello to time in the gardens.... to 'retaking' the courtyard from it's over grown ways... hello to taking the time to sit and enjoy the gift of a warm February sun....

.... hello to inspirational trips to Roger's Gardens... to kick start some spring garden love...

.... hello to implementing new inspiration in the gardens....

 .... hello to finding a balance in  getting things done.... and still going slow enough to 
savor and enjoy...
 ...hello to missing exits and celebrating new destinations...

as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life

what are you saying hello to this week?


  1. I just love succulents. They are such interesting little (and big) plants.

    This week I am saying hello to an awful virus. I've been in bed now for going on three days. Always one to look for the silver lining, I decided to see it as the ideal time to catch up on writing posts and reading my favorite blogs.

    Have a great week!
    xo, A

  2. Your garden is so lovely! My grandmother used to grow a huge variety of succulents, and if we had more sun here, I'd do the same.

  3. I love all your hellos. I especially love the last one, it's inspiring. As are all your photos. As are you, dear friend. xo,ab

  4. Today I say hello to a steep hill of various papers covering my working table in the office, after being off for one sweet week for skiing holidays :-) Uff. But your lovely garden photos reminded me, that it will be spring hopefully soon, even here in central Europe, and spring is always nice and refreshing.

  5. Hello to Roger's Gardens and the creativity displayed with your photos. It looks to me like your garden is a sanctuary and a place to feel balanced and alive.

  6. What a wonderful garden tour. Gardener I am not, so I wholly admire anyone who tackles the soil and produces such loveliness. I try, and then I get all dirty, and then I say "ew" and then I take a bath!

  7. Hello Tamera,
    I always love your stylish photography. Roger's Gardens is spectacular and your garden looks so lovely. My sister, Dorie Swanson Wishmeyer, runs 'Broadway Botanicals' in Newport Beach with all kinds of fabulous succulent designs. She was also a head designer for St. John Knit for 20+ years. She is working on a new line of designs to be featured on my Stylemindchic Boutique and I'm so excited. With your sense of style and fabulousness I wouldn't be surprised if you two cross paths. Lovely post and you are a gardening inspiration!!
    xx, Heather

  8. Wow! such a wonderfully written and soulful post. Simply love all the images/photography (you are very talented).
    This week I am saying hello to bravery; peeling back another layer of my soul on my blog. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I never expected the post to have the positive reaction it has had; it has been really humbling the comments and e.mails I have received xx

  9. The gardens look so pretty and definitely inspiring! Love the use of succulents on the wall.

    PS: I'm hosting a Living Nature skin essentials pack giveaway at my blog, hope you enter:

  10. Wonderful pics.

  11. Gorgeous gardens! I think I need to plant some succulents this spring!!