Holiday Festivities At The San Francisco Botanical Garden
Lesley Segedy has been making her beautiful hand-rolled, honeycombed beeswax candles for more than 25 years. She is now melting wax & mixing dyes to create interesting shapes and colors for the candles and beeswax figures, using all North American, organic and unbleached,
100% pure BEESWAX ... it's the buzz!
Bee Natural Candles by Lesley
While living in Africa, Mona Bourell was inspired by the colorful and diverse traditional beadwork. Using techniques she learned from her aunt, she started to crochet with a variety of beads, developing her own techniques for incorporating patterns, such as flowers, grapes, mushrooms and trees, into thecrochet work using natural beads of fresh water pearls, natural and semi-precious stones, wood, bone, shell...anything with ahole in it.
Long-time nursery volunteer and pastel artist extraordinaire Pat Wipf also creates these adorable bear ornaments.
Join us for our
Annual Holiday Bazaar
Get your shopping done early, while socializing with fellow members and enjoying wine and holiday goodies. Volunteers and staff will be selling wonderful handcrafted items and foods. It's a relaxing alternative to the frenzied holiday rush. You will find a wonderful selection of botanical and edible items, including herbal teas, handmade pickles and mustard, jewelry, hair adornments, ornaments, crocheted and felted bags and scarves, candles, notecards, books and plants.
County Fair Building Rec Room
Wednesday December 5
Wine and holiday goodies
Other makers include: Cydney Sinks' ceramics, textiles, and botanicals; Ellyn Shea's mustard; The Garden Book Store; Patsy Kobe's bead jewelry; plants from the Garden's nursery and more...
Slow Poke Felt creator Linda Mitteness has volunteered in the Helen Crocker Russell Library for the past 5+ years. This season she has a variety of crocheted and felted gift items, including felt pincushions, bowls, wallets, mini-shoulder bags, jewelry rolls; crocheted fine scarves and cowls in extraordinary wools and silks; crocheted baby blankets and hats. All items are one-of-a-kind and prices range from $5 to $75.
Find a gorgeous greenery wreath or swag for your home made by staff and volunteers.
Aunt Biddy’s Pickles
Associate Curator David Kruse-Pickler’s family recipe
Southern-style pickles from his Aunt Biddy in Franklin, Tennessee. Crisp, tangy, and just a little kick…these pickles are great for snackin’.
Staffer Heidi Wohlwend will be purveying the wares of I.K. Bonita, floral hair adornments made by hand. Each piece is unique and exquisite. Find the perfect accessory for your hair color or to go with a festive holiday outfit.
Photo courtesy of Gary and Trish
Hi, my name is McKinley, my friends call me Mac. I am a Siberian Husky who is 12 weeks old. I have deep blue eyes which make me a handsome pooch. Some of my friends, like Jo (aka Poetic Shutterbug) call me a hottie. I'm not sure what that means but I am guessing it is a good thing.
My favorite hobbies are playing, chewing things and watching the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants. I am always open to free tickets.
I want to thank my Mommy and Daddy for taking such good care of me. And, I want to wish all of you a great weekend. More to come when Poetic Shutterbug feels like typing for me. xoxo
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You wake up in the middle of the night. It is 3:00 am and you cannot get back to sleep. Ideas, street scenes and dreams swirl around in your head activating your creative membranes with words that you know you will forget by dawn. What do you do? Always keep a pen and paper by your bed and jot down those words and ideas. No need to form those words. Those words will become meaningful as you meld them together with your ideas during daylight hours.
The craft of writing poetry does not adhere to the 9 to 5 seven day week venue. Poetry comes to you when you are least expecting it and when you are open to its visit. If you treat poetry as a job it will inevitably fill your days with writer’s block. Poetry is born of the heart and soul and not the brain. The heart holds the poem and the brain forms the style. The following quote by poet Lucille Clifton most adequately describes poetry in its most raw form.