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Indian Summer…Santa Barbara

enjoying the harvest

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precious times

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Weeds and window boxes…Vineyard-style

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always refreshed and inspired by the island!!!!

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Postcard from Elin

Remnants of a tiny granddaughter’s visit…

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seeing the world through her eyes…magical!!!

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Garlic harvest

Crop diminished by the drought, blooms and heads smaller;

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flavor still excellent!!!!

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 26

How quickly the eye adapts; adjusting to the new normal of a drought-ravished landscape; forgetting the wonders of spring!  Although the promised abundance of rain has not materialized, enough has fallen to make a significant difference…

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bright spring green of new foliage and new fruit…

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new growth where there had appeared to be only dead wood…

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amazing bronze of avocado leaves

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and budding apricots

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and hedge roses…

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boysenberry vines re-emerging…

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even small patches of grass becoming a lawn once again!

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Are you also enjoying the gift of green???

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Postcard from the plum tree

glorious color and contrast…

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a beautiful palate inside or out!

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 23

Washed by the rain; kissed by the sun

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Happiness in the lemon orchard!!!

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