Up the Hill

Up the Hill

Up and around the backside of the local botanical garden – new growth everywhere!

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A Spot of Sunshine

A Spot of Sunlight

With the rare rains we have had, life jumps out in a wonderful abundance. In a local park, I walked in an area I had never before seen, and enjoyed seeing and smelling the beginnings of a California spring. In particular, this vine with its small white flowers caught my eye – tucked under the trees in a spot of sunlight, it just glowed.

Little Path

Little Path

The Descanso Garden in the Los Angeles area is the estate of an old newspaper magnate. The grounds are vast and known for the camellias which bloom there each year. Some friends and I took a trip there, to look at the camellias, take pictures, and just enjoy ourselves. It is not an area for dramatic pictures, but rather a place for peace and quiet, and for enjoyment of a lovely garden filled with tall varieties of camellias, old oak trees, and tranquility.

Starfish

Starfish

While on Second Beach last summer, the tide was out. A small tide pool trapped in a sea stack was filled with life – crabs, urchins, and a few starfish.