I have been home for a week now and I miss my friend. It is so nice to be able to have an extended period of time to connect. You don't feel rushed to try and remember everything you want to say in a short time. It was so relaxing and now I am coming to terms with "real life". It has finally been beautiful here and I have spent a lot of time working in the yard, clearing branches and way too many sticks from the yard. I am trying to dig up the one sunny garden I have. Most of my yard is too shady to grow what I want and the one sunny spot is almost too sunny. The soil is stony and pitiful as well. So, I dig and dig and eventually when everything is out I will amend the soil and try and grow some herbs and maybe a couple of roses. Mostly I am digging up Daylilies and Black-eyed Susans and some flowers that are somewhat related to Jerusalem Artichokes. They flower in late summer with multi-stemmed yellow flowers. They are great for bouquets, but grow about 5 feet tall and always flop all over the place. They are also way too invasive and send runners deep in the soil to pop up everywhere. I don't think I will ever get rid of them.
So, here are the rest of my pictures. I will try to just comment briefly on them and let you enjoy the splendor that is Southern California.
This is "C'est La Vie" where I intended to order the Chicken Crepes, But decided it would be much more "SoCal", not to mention so cool to have the Chicken Lime Salad. It was delicious and I am certainly not known for being a salad girl!
The beach, Enough said!
Laguna Beach was Saturday. Friday we went to Orange which has a gazillion antique shop/malls. We only went in a couple and the prices were way ridiculous compared to the East Coast. Just Crazy. Here are a couple of houses in Orange. Different style from LA. More Craftsman style bungalows and workers cottages with a few small scale Victorian homes thrown in.
Goodbye my friend and thank you for a wonderful time. Your turn to come here next, OK?