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Published on May 12th 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"I was reared in the garden, you know." ~ Emily Dickenson
If you are like most people who have been hibernating and following CDC social distancing protocols during the pandemic, you are ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on May 12th 2021
Lafayette Juniors tour focuses on life in your own backyard
Sparkling pools, outdoor kitchens, vegetable gardens and chicken coops were some of the elements shared by the homes on the Outdoor Living Tour hosted by the Lafayette Juniors on Saturday, May 1. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year the Juniors had to cancel their ...By Sora O'Doherty


Published on April 28th, 2021
Slipping and sliding
When the key stopped working on the driver side door of my old Ford Ranger, after 10 years and 175,000 miles, I called the dealer's parts counter to ask about replacing the lock. "Don't do that yet," the Parts-Guy said, "Get a can of Tri-Flow and spray the heck out ...By Jim Hurley


Published on April 28th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"My garden is my most beautiful work of art" - Claude Monet
We've all heard the adage, "April showers bring May flowers!" We have the flowers this year, but April precipitation did not ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on April 14th, 2021
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The first quarter of 2021 began with a continued fast pace in activity on the residential side of Lamorinda real estate. The closings that occurred, for the most part, came from properties that went under contract in late November to late February - with no seasonal ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T; Licensed Real Estate Broker


Published on April 14th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"You may know the world is a magical place when Mother Nature creates her own jewelry." ~ Maya Angelou
Spring is the most colorful season of the year with a cornucopia of bulbs, flowers, ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on March 31st, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian

"It was Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on March 17th, 2021
Garage door troubleshooting
Long ago, everyone enjoyed stopping in the driveway, getting out of their car, manually opening the garage door, and getting back in their car to drive into the garage, because they had no choice. (Unless, like my dad, you had children to assign to the task.) Thank ...By Jim Hurley


Published on March 17th, 2021
Local landscape consultant focuses on tree health
The lion's share of longtime Orinda resident Michael Baefsky's work for private clients is tree consulting. "The trees of Lamorinda and the greater Bay Area have a strong hold on me," says Baefsky, who owns the landscape consulting firm, Trees, Bugs, Dirt. "It's ...By John T. Miller


Published on March 17th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Mending fences
To paraphrase Johnny Cash, “Because you’re mine, I fence the line.” If you are building a new fence or replacing an old one on a property shared with a neighbor it would be wise to have a surveyor come and mark the property line from corner to corner. Your neighbor ...By Jim Hurley


Published on March 3rd, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"The heart is like a garden. What seeds will you plant there?" ~ Buddha
The first vista I witness every morning as I traipse downstairs in my pink fluffy slippers to grab a cup of java ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on February 17th, 2021
Care, feeding and fixing your garbage disposal
Remember Fred Flintstone's disposal? (Or am I just really old?) The little dinosaur would sleep under the sink, and they would poke it with a stick to wake it up to eat their scraps. We have evolved, but in principle your disposal is the same, right down to the ...By Jim Hurley


Published on February 17th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
By Cynthia Brian



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