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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Outside My Bedroom Window: Camping on the Beach

                 Camping on Oceano Beach, Vehicles Welcome, Photo by Kathy Vilim

There is nothing quite like camping right on the beach, and waking up with the roar of the Ocean in your ears.  Here is the view from my Bedroom Window one morning when I was out there.. In the background is a layer of fog in front of Pismo Beach. In front, the tracks that criss-cross the beach were made by vehicles of all description, incl ATVs, that had camped overnight with us on this designated section of beach.  Endless sand.. and endless tracks.. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Outside My Bedroom Window, Oceano Lagoon II

                   Camping Next to the Oceano Lagoon, Photo by Kathy Vilim

This photo was taken on a camping trip to Oceano, CA.  We backed our camper into our camping spot so that the water came up right behind my Bedroom Window!  This made for fun & leisurely duck watching throughout the day.  I also enjoyed listening to the gentle sound of water as it slapped against the banks of the Lagoon.  What a treat to wake up to this scene in the morning!  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Outside My Bedroom Window, Oceano Lagoon

I have been travelling for awhile now, and I was reflecting on just how fun it is to wake up in new places! Different days mean different views outside my bedroom window for this Gypsy Gardener.  I thought my readers might enjoy seeing some of those views! I will be posting some photos here as part of a new series: Outside My Bedroom Window. Check back!

                       Resident birds at the Oceano Lagoon
                       Photo by Kathy Vilim (Can you help me ID these birds?)

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns