Welcome to my Garden Blog

Nature: wild & untouched. Photographing it, preserving it, taking walks and drinking in the landscapes as they unfold.

Gardens: touched by loving hands. Cultivated, nurtured. Drinking in those landscapes is wonderful, as well.

In my garden one enjoys some of both. Generally unpruned & wild, my plants reshape the garden as they grow.

Beyond the garden borders, natives from the Santa Monica Mtns await. Oak trees with their shady canopies. Cactus & Sage in the sun.

Always there are animal creatures to join in the fun.

I look forward to sharing some of my experiences with you as they unfold.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ah.. Santa Ana Winds

Ah.. Santa Ana winds.. hear them rustling the tall tree tops... I listen to the click of hummingbirds as they whir and fight over the feeder, diving from the tree branches.

Now sitting there, clicking, waiting their turn, the males are unwilling to share, and would rather wait, LOL.  I have 2 hummingbirds at the feeder now.. both are female.

Two male hummers chase each other away, up in the sky, wasting valuable calories, while a female sits here happily, smugly, feeling full.

Ah.. Southern California.. these are the wondrous moments.  The wind picks up my hair, the breeze is warm, the hummingbirds click from the branches nearby, but hidden from view.  Plenty of fine pink tea roses are blooming for me. Agave seeds are ready, waiting, begging to be collected..


  1. A most lovely post! Thank you for sharing such beauty.

  2. Thanks, Julie, I was just capturing the moment with my bird friends.

  3. Here on the Central Coast of California we also have those magical "champaine" days that just make you feel good from the inside out - I love it!

  4. Ah, Santa Cruz is lovely. I am sure you do have those magical moments up there. Do you have Santa Ana winds? They must be called something else..

  5. Please send us some warm California sunshine! gail, clay and limestone

  6. No problem, Gail, I will huff & puff till our winds reach you.. :-)

  7. You have some nice sunny photos here. I hope you come back and write some more.


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns