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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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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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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 25

HOPING FOR A RAIN DAY!

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south

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east

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west

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we have had March miracles in the past………………

and so it begins!

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 22

Browsing through old photos, I am reminded how much the eye longs for green,

even as we grow accustomed to fall, winter, and in our case, drought.

– remembering greener pastures –

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After the lovely rains of the past week, we rest in the hope that we will see this again!

 

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Postcard from the porch

….so grateful for gentle, soaking rain!!!!

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…..episode 21

and the drought goes on…….

even after rain one week ago, the days dawn bright and clear, temperatures too warm by mid-morning to work comfortably in the direct sun;

restricted to watering only twice a week, the lawn has stayed miraculously green.

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 Confusion rains reigns in the garden

Cecil Brunners

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Popcorn tree roses

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and this one whose name escapes me, believe it to be spring.

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Being November with daily temperatures nearing 90 degrees, the more tender light of fall consoles us;

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the hedge roses near the front porch soldier on seemingly unaffected, bathing us in beauty.

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our hearts are full of gratitude even as we long for rain.

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