Dragon Fruit from the Garden by WhiteOnRiceCouple.comThe weather can’t decide what it wants to do in January. Well, at least on our end of the world that is. As we’re watching the news of blizzards and people using their front porch as a back up freezer in some parts of the country, we’re bathing in 87 degrees over here.

Yes, over here, in our part of California, we’re wondering if turning on our air conditioning in mid-January is wrong. Or worse yet, we’re seeing blooms on our volunteer tomato plants AND we’re harvesting a truck load of dragon fruit.  All this seems so terribly wrong, yet Mother Nature has already dictated to our garden that it’s time to start fruiting tomatoes and dragon fruit?

Dragon Fruit from the Garden by WhiteOnRiceCouple.comGo figure. Everything seems backwards. But one thing is for certain, we’re eating a ton of fresh dragon fruit in January instead of the end of September!

Sierra and Lexi are having a blast in this generous offering of hot weather. They’re playing outside much more and Lexi is out to attack the drip irrigation lines. Again. Again. And again.

Sierra and Lexi on WhiteOnRiceCouple.comFor many of you who have asked for more Lexi pictures, here they are. She’s not the tiny little white-paw puppy you saw last.

 The Pups back in August 2012Sierra and Lexi on WhiteOnRiceCouple.comThe Pups today

Sierra and Lexi on WhiteOnRiceCouple.comShe’s become a full grown pup and she’s outgrown Sierra by about 15 pounds.  Lexi is always looking for a play-mate and that’s great for Sierra because it keeps Sierra out-and-about instead of sleeping all day or waiting for a beach romp.

before all the beach romps….

Sierra and Lexi on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com…and after. Sierra and Lexi on WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

They are two lucky pups this weekend because we’re all heading up to San Francisco. Yup, another doggie road trip. We’re signing books at Book Passage at the Ferry Building during the last hour of the Farmers Market on Saturday, so if you’re free on Saturday afternoon, please stop by and say hello! Here are the details. It would be lovely to meet you.

And for Lexi and Sierra? They get to tag along and if they’re good pups, we might stop by a few doggie beaches along the coast. Or two. Or three.

Have a great weekend friends,

Diane and Todd

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