Category Archives: Seasons

Indian Summer…Santa Barbara

enjoying the harvest

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precious times

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End of Summer…Martha’s Vineyard

respite from the cares of the world…

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 peace that passes understanding

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Postcard from summer…

yellow water melon – honeydew – mystery squash

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will they be as tasty as they are beautiful???

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’tis the season…

…not for Christmas, for red, ripe, strawberries…

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served over flaky, slightly crisp rounds

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of lemon scented scones

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springtime in a bowl!!!

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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 24

waiting…

purest white against greening meadow grass, the egret enjoys good hunting…

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remnants of last years owl meals cleaned away, replaced with new shavings…

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last night’s sunset silhouettes the waiting box…

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the past two Januarys have provided our first sightings of new occupants for the owl box…today is the 29th…will they appear…???

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drawing from

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