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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 5 Favorite Posts from 2011

Well, friends, I feel happy: 2011 was a good year for sharing my posts.  I have always enjoyed writing, but this year I was able to get a lot more stories out there for you to enjoy.  It has been a fun process. I especially like hearing your feedback, your thoughts, and I love discovering like-minded friends.  My passion is about nature in balance, native plants & wildlife, and of course the Santa Monica Mountains where I live.

Now as the year comes to a close, I pause to reflect on the year's observations and take a look back on my readers' top 5 favorite posts. Enjoy! More to come in 2012!

1) On the First Day of Christmas

2) Wildlife Encounters in the Fog

3) Anna's Hummingbirds

4) Autumn Leaves

5) Observation in the Wildlife Garden

Note: I am thankful for the opportunity to bring more stories & wildlife observations to you through the Beautiful Wildlife Gardens website in 2012.  You can read more of my wildlife gardening posts at www.BeautifulWildlifeGarden.com every other Thursday~ Happy New Year, wildlife lovers.


  1. Enjoyed your shares looking forward to more in 2012 Happy New Year from Moo to you Annie

  2. Thanks very much, Annie. I enjoy sharing my stories with friends. More to come in the new year. Happy New Year to you & Moo~

  3. Just clicked on two of these posts, and I see from comments I left, that I was a reader who voted for these posts!

  4. Thanks,Diana, for reading & commenting on my stories. I am glad that you enjoy them. I am happy to share my experiences as they unfold. Happy New Year to you down in South Africa!


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns