Punctuating the vast expanses of fields, forests, grass and farmland – COLOR!!!!!
yellow dominates with touches of blue lupine
orange hits the high note
balls of white fluff
GREEN leaves my drought-stricken senses reeling!!!!!
Early for an appointment on the Upper East today, so decided to use the time to visit the Queen. Upper East being an area in Santa Barbara, the Queen being the Queen of the Missions – Old Mission Santa Barbara.
Pink facade and yellow and white banners were reflected in the roses just across the street in the Rose Garden
-yellow found even here-
a gift of unexpected time and incredibly inspirational beauty…………..
Lemons have been gathered, zested – vodka has been poured, weeks have passed – simple syrup has been added, days have passed – finally time for bottling, tasting and serving!
olive oil ricotta cake from Smitten Kitchen with lemon glaze and fresh raspberries, served with Prosecco and a splash of Limoncello for dessert…
– frozen boysenberries from the orchard replace ice –