Niguel Botanical Preserve is only nine miles from our house, but we had never heard of it until two weeks ago. Last Saturday we took a scooter ride to have a look. Continue reading
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Mini Jade Plant Crassula Ovata
Mini Jade (Crassula Ovata) makes a wonderful desk plant. I found this little guy several months ago while searching the Home Depot succulent section in the garden department. Continue reading
An Outstanding Apple Tree to Grow in Southern California
A photography field trip to Oak Glen, California in October, 2016 started me wanting an apple tree of our own. I do believe that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so I hoped to one day be able to go into the back yard and pick from our own tree. Continue reading
A Foggy and Damp California Morning
Foggy and damp definitely described the view out of the front window this morning. We could barely see any of the neighborhood houses. I went into our family room and turned on the electric fireplace. You can see it below. I love the way it cozies up the room.
Next I went to the kitchen to make my morning cup of coffee, in my snowman mug.
Before long, the sun broke through and I was out in the garden, checking on my plants. Not long ago I showed you my flowering Thanksgiving cactus. Well, now it’s the day before Christmas, and my Christmas Cactus is very close to blooming. You can see it below.
It always amazes me to see how these plants know exactly what to do. I ‘m keeping the Christmas Cactus inside for a few days, so we can enjoy the beautiful color up close.
Umbrella Day in Southern California
It was an umbrella day in Southern California. I keep an umbrella in the trunk of my car, but rarely use it. Wednesday morning I definitely needed it as I hurried into the building where my knitting group meets. Still I was quite surprised when I entered the room and spotted several more umbrellas. Mine is the orange one. Because it is such a rare occurrence I had to take a photo.