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.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Sunrise over Monterey Bay

                            Photo by @kathyvilim Taken from Lover's Point Beach

The Sunrise was gorgeous on Easter Morning. I had no idea I would see the sun rise over Monterey Bay.  I am from Topanga, where the sun SETS over the Ocean.. not RISES!  Seeing the sun in the East made me feel all backwards.. but didn't keep me from grasping the opportunity to get a gorgeous Sunrise photo. Easter Surprise!

Hope you check back to enjoy my travels as they unfold, along the Golden Coast of California~
Gypsy Gardener~


  1. Kathy, I love the image 'gypsy gardener' conjures up. Beautiful photograph!

  2. It was a special morning. The photo opportunity came as quite a surprise, as do so many things it seems!


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns