gurgling fountains dither with independence day inoculation


nazy july 4th

Can anything generate more challenges than the simple task of setting up an outdoor fountain? Is there a gravitational anomaly near The Martin Family household? (And to the side of the fountain?) What kind of neighbor would plant trees with dissolving leaves and acid, unedible floating fruit? Did you know about taking the wind into account when making such an installation? Why did we celebrate Independence Day in March? Who likes hats at least a much as Nazy? Hint: It’s a crowded field.

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kernel pops corn in nosey Zoom Father’s Day c


dan and Tiger at beach June 24 2020

How did the family cope with a medical emergency? Late on a Sunday night? How can a single popcorn kernel precipitate an emergency? If you’re one year old and want to hide a popcorn kernel, eh, would you consider the ramifications associated with the chosen hiding place? Why is Tiger head over heels with excitement — on a Zoom call? How does Dan’s, somewhat pedestrian family tree effort compare with Nazy’s masterpiece? Hint: How does a tree year old’s chalk drawing compare to the Mona Lisa? Read More...
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June-uary Birthday marbles dance with hatted crayons

dan and nazy at Tiger's birthday party


Why didn’t it feel like summer had begun on the West Coast? (Hint: it’s called ‘June-uary’ in Washington State and ‘June Gloom’ in Santa Barbara.) Is it easier to fall asleep in a high chair or in an economy class seat on a trip to the Far East? What is the best way to get from Santa Barbara, California to Bellingham, Washington. And, if that’s too hard: Is there a safe way to get from Santa Barbara to Bellingham? Who just happens to have five
crayon costumes? Did Nazy complete both The Family Tree and The greatest marble run? Read More...
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sandy graduation mis-sizes pajama party tree marble


nazy and the boys jumping June 2020

Who won’t wear his new pajamas? (And why?) Did Dan ‘let’ Tiger play in the sand? Of course he did, but who let Tiger bring sand into Nazy’s car? What year does the Safavi Family Tree start? Did it take Nazy longer than that to complete the watercolor depiction? How did the video Kindergarten graduation go? To mask or not to mask? Is that a question?
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Tie dyed family trees are composting in the garage


Arrow and Tiger closeup June 5 2020

Will Dan have a place in Nazy’s Family Tree? Would it have helped if Dan’s surname was the same as Nazy’s maiden name? And if so, would the tree’s roots be hopeless entangled? Why does chocolate ice cream tend to melt faster than rainbow sherbet? Will Nazy remember how to tie dye tee shirts? Is anyone brave enough to ‘clean the garage’ — again? Who is this month’s recipient of the Birthday Zoom call? Read More...
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Uber’s chalky driveway masks poetic topiary lotus blossoms

dan and the boys and Lotusland May 2020

Can Dan get an Uber to 2021? What is i Mardonnari? Does a chalk-filled artistically beautiful driveway have anything to do with i Mardonnari? Will Tiger and Arrow (and Dan and Nazy) wear masks as the visit the most beautiful garden (Lotusland) in the world? Who celebrated her third birthday by speaking three languages? What is Azelle’s favorite question? (Hint: ‘Why’ do I ask?) And who is about to graduate? (From Kindergarten?) Read More...
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calendar challenged trees fight abrasive TP on the Pinta


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Nazy on Beach Walk May 2020

What has taken longer than Columbus’ trip from Europe to the “New World’? And why has Dan named his Volvo ‘The Pinta’? How did the driftwood manage to irritate Dan and Nazy? Did you know that bulk purchased toilet paper good for scraping algae off of aquariums? (Highly abrasive.) Is Tiger taking after Dan when it comes to letter writing? How are Nazy’s art classes with Arrow going? When is the (virtual Kindergarten graduation?)

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