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 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?)


  1. Hi Kathy.. Using Sibley's I'd say they are Swan (Chinese) Geese..Exotic/Domestic waterfowl.. Oh indeed it is wonderful to wake up some place different every day.. Enjoy, enjoy!

  2. Thanks, Cindy for the ID. I know many migrating birds & waterfowl pass through the Flyway headed home, but a Chinese Goose/Swan? Yes, I am enjoying all the new views from my bedroom window. Will be sharing some more!


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns