Proof of growing old gracefully: This sweeping beauty of an oak tree in my California backyard...just gets better with time.
Sadie (left), the newest member of the family, relaxing with Layla.
A lemon-drop martini I made with fresh lemons from the garden.
One of my favorite places to read is beneath this tree.
A field of lavender near the oaks.
Calla lilies on the back fence make me happy.
I start the day with Irish steel-cut oatmeal and affirmations from Daily Word magazine.
A rose at first bloom in my garden. Smells like love.
More Photos: Go behind the scenes of O's cover shoot with Oprah and Sadie