Friday, April 29, 2011

Trip to coast

Cat, Rosemary and Pamela accompanied me to the beach house for a few days of fun. We walked, talked, laughed, ate and had a fab time. Here are some of the things we saw. The wild flowers and sand engraving were at Sunset Beach. The garden shop is in Ben Lomond, where Cat found this rustic looking ice chest her husband would like. The telephone pole closeup, the white lantana, and the bird were in Boulder Creek. The salmon dinner was on the wharf at Santa Cruz. The rose is in the back yard in La Selva. Our shadows were at Rio Del Mar beach. This was a great time of year to be at the beach. It was sunny and bright, very little wind, and not crowded at all. It was so warm at Capitola for breakfast yesterday that we could sit outside within a stones throw of the surf, and be warm. We were glad to see Zelda's had survived the flood just a few weeks ago. Because they are so close to the water, their doors are water tight. Some other shops in town were not so prepared and are still closed. On the way home we drove up the coast to Davenport, Pescadero for bread, and had tea in Half Moon Bay. My battery pack in camera gave out in Ben Lomond the day before, so I have to rely on my friends to share their photos with me. Later I will post some of them too.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Deck done.

Easter Weekend was devoted to repairs of steps and replacing the floor of my deck. Whew! It was a big job, with many careful measurements and fitting. My son did a great job on it. Here's a pic of one corner. The other pic is the doorway to my garden studio. All in bloom. What a lovely time of year.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Antique Gardener

My best friend Cat and I took an impromptu jaunt over to Sutter Creek and Amador City to celebrate the end of her 6 week surgery recovery. 6 weeks was up, and she was climbing the walls. This was the perfect way to get out and have a quiet day browsing a few shops. The Antique Gardener in Sutter Creek is a store we used to visit in Amador City. It was very tiny there, but her there is lots of room, inside and out. The woman working there was an old friend, Norma, who used to work for Sandy in Amador Country Living. What a coincidence. And what a fun shop. Here are some pics. I loved the little fairy gardens and will be starting one this weekend. The sign is one I bought at Country Living.