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It's Snowing Hard In Sunny California !!!

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hubby just came back inside from pruning the roses. They still had some beautiful flowers on them. It was snowing lightly as he punned.

In sunny Northern California we are supposed to get 7" of snow. We live in a spot that rarely gets snow, but it's coming down hard and is supposed to keep snowing over night. The HollyHocks still have buds on them. They bloomed all spring, summer, and fall this year.

It's so beautiful outside !!!

In the morning after we have some accumulation, Hubby and I are going to make a snowman.

When we go for walks, the wild mustard is still in bloom. It's weird, perhaps the global warming is affecting the plant. Yet it's snowing.

It's so cold that the cat stares out the window looking at all the birds hopping around outside, eating the birdseed. She says its too cold to go out.

The hummingbird food was frozen solid today. A red headed green backed hummingbird was frantically trying to get some breakfast. I apologized to him profusely for forgetting to make him some extra sugary solution. I whipped it up quickly so he could have something to eat. It's a supersaturated sugar water solution. I use about 2 cups of sugar per quart of water. It doesn't seem to freeze easily like the summer solution. There isn't much in bloom anymore so he was hungry. He came back and chirped a thank you.

Dinner is done. Hubby wanted a vegetable pot pie. It's perfect for the cold weather. Rich Fudgy brownies are for dessert. Yum.

We continue to juice frequently. I drank the usual beet, carrot, apple, cucumber, celery, and much more combo. Today we made our Sh*ty Shots. It's bitter melon, lemon grass, turmeric, rosemary, and lavender juiced together, sprinkled with black pepper. The black pepper helps the absorption of the fresh turmeric juice along with the black seed oil. Each shot has a tablespoon of black seed oil which is a powerhouse of nutrition. It's flavor is much improved over straight bitter melon shots. It's about a 50-50 bitter melon to turmeric mixture. It's super powerful in fighting all kinds of diseases.

Health ranger reports that turmeric/curcumerin, "Neurorestorative: Curcuminoids appear to rescue long-term potentiation (an indication of functional memory) impaired by amyloid peptide, and may reverse physiological damage by restoring distorted neurites and disrupting existing plaques." It's a great reason to take curcumin.

Here is more about the black seed oil. Cancer-Fighting. Black seed extracts have proved effective in treating tumors without the negative side effects of chemotherapy. Scientists have discovered a black seed component known as Thymoquinone. A recent study as the Texas A&M university showed that thymoquinone had anti-cancer properties. They identified that “Thymoquinone inhibits tumor angiogenesis and tumor growth”.1 In June 2007, the Brazilian Journal of medical and Biological Research published a study on the anti-tumor properties of black seed extracts. The study showed that there was a clear reduction in the growth of cancer cells in mice that were treated with black seed extracts (up to 95%). This was significant as it confirmed that black seed extracts had anti-cancer properties.
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Hugs Everyone.

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_CYNDY55_ 12/12/2013 10:30PM

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/10/2013 4:32PM

    Love it. Thank you . . . .

You must be on the South side of the mountains . . . . we're just across the CA border (North of Happy Camp).

I've resorted to bringing in the hummer feeders after watching them pecking away trying to chip it!

I'm going to try your super nectar. Thanks!

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IGNITEME101 12/10/2013 3:19AM

    informative and fun, too!

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SMILEYBEE 12/9/2013 10:57PM

    Your hummingbird photos are wonderful ... well, they're all great, but I'd never seen hummingbirds trying to feed on a frozen feeder ... thanks for sharing.

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ILOVEROSES 12/9/2013 8:26PM

    Lovely photos! I am just getting a second flush of my roses this summer. Dinner sounds yummy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 12/9/2013 12:12AM

    Great blog and beautiful pictures!!! You made me hungry with that chicken pot pie!!!! Have a great day and God bless you!!!!
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SOKKERNUT 12/8/2013 5:01PM

    You had me at brownies! emoticon WOW snow how nice, enjoy building that snowman. We haven't gotten in snow in Houston but Dallas sure has been.

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SWEETNEEY 12/8/2013 1:29PM

    It reminds me of Santa

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KRITTEN1 12/8/2013 12:59PM

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JENRAQTAY87 12/8/2013 12:34PM

    I have quite a few friends who swear by juicing I have just never been able to catch on. I do however take quite a few whole food vitamins and minerals. I take a tumeric and ginger supplement.

Beautiful pictures of roses and that pot pie looks amazing!

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BRENDA_G50 12/8/2013 12:17PM

    Loved today's blog with all the pretty pictures and recipes. Especially loved the hummingbird, frozen rose, the kitty (mine just lays down in front of the window and looks out. She doesn't want anything to do with outside even when it's warm emoticon ), and the dog with the snowman. Personally, I'd rather stay inside where it's warm too. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 12/7/2013 9:46PM

    I've never seen hummingbirds in the snow! Thanks so much for those pictures

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TEXASFILLY 12/7/2013 8:24PM

    What beautiful photos! And that veggie potpie looks yummy! Would love your recipe. Thanks for sharing~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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FLMOMX2 12/7/2013 6:21PM

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LJCANNON 12/7/2013 1:52PM

    emoticon The Snow is Beautiful but W-A-Y Too Cold for me!!
emoticon emoticon We have 2 Stray Cats who live with us, and I don't think they have been out of the Garage for Two Days. It is Colder Today than it was Yesterday!! But at least it has stopped Snowing!

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    Thanks for sending the snow to Reno (not!). emoticon


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INGMARIE 12/7/2013 10:19AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing ,lovely photos ,I really liked the frozen rose.
The drink tips were great too. emoticon

Stay warm and safe.

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MAMISHELI53 12/7/2013 8:03AM

    I love hummingbirds - They're like the jewels of the Bird family! Glad you were able to feed your little friends. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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123ELAINE456 12/7/2013 7:07AM

  Awesome Blog. I love seeing falling snow too. Take care.

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NUTRON3 12/7/2013 6:55AM

    I love snow, just not the cold that goes with it

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    My oldest male cat likes to run outside as soon as I open the door to let the dogs out. He ran outside the other day after it snowed all night, stopped about 2 feet out and turned to give me a look of dismay, then ran right back in.

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DIPDAB2011 12/7/2013 5:21AM

    I really enjoy reading your blog, beautiful pictures. Interesting juice ideas, might have a try at those. emoticon emoticon

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SDLOV3R 12/7/2013 3:47AM

    What gorgeous pictures!

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EILEEN828 12/7/2013 3:27AM

    Great blog. I loved all the juice ideas and info on turmeric and black seed. Beautiful pictures.

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SSUSMITA 12/7/2013 3:18AM

    So winter appropriate!
Amazing pictures! Love the cat and the cute little humming bird! emoticon emoticon
Please share the recipe! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/7/2013 2:54AM


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JENNY888 12/7/2013 2:29AM

    What beautiful pictures of the snow. Thanks for sharing.

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SUSANBEAMON 12/7/2013 2:05AM

  your cat has the right idea. it is too cold to go outside. here in colorado it is dangerously cold, minus all night and less than 8 degrees in the sunshine. only december and i am done with winter.

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RICKI157 12/7/2013 12:45AM

    That was so cute about the humming bird and I loved the pictures!!!!!
emoticon Enjoy the Snow!!!!!!!! emoticon
I am enjoying it here in MO where we are getting a lot of it!!!! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 12/7/2013 12:09AM

    The weather pattern has changed in the last 50 years. Once upon a time, snow in California would have gotten a chuckle, and the first time it did snow, there were no stores with heavy coats-It made the news. But it is beautiful.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/6/2013 11:59PM

    Hummingbirds in winter! Never saw it before, but loved it.

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DJ4HEALTH 12/6/2013 11:41PM

    Love the rose with the snow on it. emoticon

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ARTJAC 12/6/2013 11:19PM


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MICKEYH 12/6/2013 11:12PM

    Juice looks so healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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LYNETTEMOM 12/6/2013 10:48PM

    your pictures are beautiful--thanks for sharing them

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KNYAGENYA 12/6/2013 10:33PM


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GENRE009 12/6/2013 10:29PM

    lol you! I learn so much when I read about your foods. I found turmeric to be in Meijers to be the cheapest, it's in a container that is as big as a regular Morton salt, only costs $2 something!
Those pictures you took of the roses or outside were beautiful .You could have been a photographer. You have real potential to see beauty & capture it in those shots! Amazing. Hope you have some mild winter weather, and the snow leaves fast. I'm in Michigan, and we don't usually get our first falling till X Mas day. Then it really doesn't come till new years. take care, eva

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KOHINOOR2 12/6/2013 9:43PM

    Beautiful pictures. emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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TUDAFD 12/6/2013 9:40PM

    Beautiful Pictures! I'll trade your cold for ours though. We live in North Dakota and it's 15 below right now with 40-below wind chills and no end in sight for at least a week if not longer. It's early for us to have this kind of weather. Used to live in Northern CA. I loved the rose bushes and had many in my yard. It never snowed while we were there but lots of rain and black ice.

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BOLEBRON 12/6/2013 9:38PM

    Beautiful pictures. Snow is nice the first and second day then it turns slushy and dirty. I hope this is one time thing. Poor roses and poor hummingbird. They were not ready for the snow. Enjoy your juicing, vegetable pot pie and the snow emoticon

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KATTREE 12/6/2013 9:29PM

    li Love the picture! I live in N. California too and its definitely snowing. Its wonderful but I am glad I don't have to go to work tomorrow. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 12/6/2013 9:27PM

    Sure is cold in northern CA, but I haven't seen snow. We do need the moisture!

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L*I*T*A* 12/6/2013 9:25PM

    love the photos....... emoticon emoticon

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RDEFASSI 12/6/2013 9:23PM

    I love it!!!! Enjoy the snow :)

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4RASCALS 12/6/2013 9:19PM

    Love your pictures. I'm in the Midwest, it's really cold. No snow yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

Have a great weekend

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MJ7DM33 12/6/2013 9:06PM

  Luv the pics! Dinner sounds yummy! Thx for sharing!

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DALID414 12/6/2013 8:59PM

    Sunny Southern California has been bitterly cold, too!

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DS9KIE 12/6/2013 8:47PM

    nice snow

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NASFKAB 12/6/2013 8:47PM

  is this nigella oil? cook with the seeds

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MERRYMARY42 12/6/2013 8:35PM

    beautiful pictures, and that pot pie looks good too

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