California Dreaming…

California Dreaming…
It’s definitely a dream trip to be able to accompany my husband
out here for the better part of two weeks here in January.
While it is still snowy and cold across much of the United States
and still getting down into the 20 degree temps where we live in
North Texas, this is a welcome vacation…
This is just a quick post today as I’ll write more over the weekend
sharing some photos from my travels back down the California
coast from Nipomo through Ventura.
These two photographs are just as you’d come into Santa Barbara
area and it was about 4:00 or 4:30pm PST or so and it was
66 degrees outside with a light wind blowing so that it was brisk but not cold on your skin.
I love this time of year in Southern California before late spring
and summer’s heat really start kicking in!
It was my favorite time to garden as you could stay outside and
play in the yard all day then take a nap in a favorite patio chair.
{with your feet propped up on a chair opposite for extra comfort}
There’s a photo I took while I was outside reading at our big house
at just about this same time of year and it is a favorite.
And speaking of gardens… I posted a few photos on Instagram
as I travelled about this week and one of those places I visited
was my friend Kathy’s home up in Nipomo about a half-hour
north of Solvang and an hour or so above Santa Barbara.
She is my garden mentor!  Kathy can grow anything and together
with her husband Ken they create the most beautiful gardens!!!
This house they moved into about a year and a half ago now and
this garden is still in its infancy ~ but look at how far it has come!
Here is a photograph Kathy took of our tea group a number of years ago at their former home in Escondido, California.
You can see how drop dead gorgeous their garden was there!
L-R:  Friends Carolyn, Sandy, Julie {foreground ~ she’s the sweet friend whose bathroom I shared the other day!}, Sandy,
me {looking much thinner then… working on it! Lol!}, and Gloria {in the white blouse}.

Here is a photograph of Kathy and Julie at my snowman tea
however the post that went with this no longer exists ~ probably
a casualty of moving from Weebly to Blogger back when…
But here is another tea with the gang of girls at my home if
you’d like to check it out.
I’ll be sharing more next time I post… until then enjoy
this last photo from Kathy’s lovely garden.
Sunrise in Nipomo, California… Wouldn’t you like to wake up to this view everyday?
Sharing with
Feathered Nest Friday ~ French Country Cottage
Thursday Favorite Things ~ Katherine’s Corner
Friday at the Firestation ~ A Fireman’s Wife

Well, that’s it for today, folks!

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