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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Time to Be Thankful at the Ocean

             Seagulls on Pismo Beach, CA Photo by Kathy Vilim

It is Thanksgiving and time to be thankful. While I have much to be thankful for every year, this year I turn my thoughts to the special experience I enjoyed this year of spending time on the Central Coast of the long Golden State of California.  Getting to know the world of Ocean Dunes and its wildlife was wonderful. (Read more about the Dunes at http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/oceano-land-of-dunes.html )

This Thanksgiving hope you find much to be thankful for right outside your door.  It's there waiting for you~  Kathy 


  1. Gardens and birds should provide bliss for everyone - they do for me! I am glad you enjoyed the Ocean Dunes and shared your excitement with us! tinyurl.com/agapqh5

  2. I am thankful indeed to live near the ocean - and so much more!


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns