Landscape Journeys My parents traveled overseas after my dad’s Army career with me in tow – I suppose visions of the lands of Asia Minor & Macedonia are lodged in my brain somewhere!
Gardening Influence Every visit to my Great-Grammy Neel’s home in Fresno, CA began with a tour of her garden, greeted by her big smile, heaps of love and a fresh flower tucked in her hair.
Cooking Influence My mom loves to cook and garden-fresh ingredients magnify her joy! I remember once she came home from the Berkeley Bowl with a big bunch of basil and thrust it to my nose—her sheer excitement over the scent and its possibilities for our dinner’s delight has infused me for life. I am always happy to add herbs to everything. Every recipe for our website passes on her joy.
Our family settled in Northern California, a Mediterranean-type climate….
….with occasional adventures to the wilderness of Nevada.
A day playing in the dirt with my brother Rex. Some moments seem to imprint us forever – the free abandon my parents gave us to play and have fun molding the soil has forever removed my fears of mud…
….which was a good thing since I would someday have an increase of boys!
My first job J.Miller Flowers in Oakland, CA I loved working with the flowers and had no idea I would someday write about them!
Married to Topher July 6, 1991…
… and Moved to Texas!
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
2 Samuel 22:20 NIV
Our Family Grew…
…Our Garden Grew…
Zondervan Offices, Grand Rapids, MI …All Leading to a Book Contract. Who Knew??
With God All Things Are Possible
Matthew 19:26 NIV
And this is not the end of this is not the end of the journey, but only the beginning!