ALL SEASONS – SPRING ON THE SOUTH WEST COAST

Dear All Seasoners!

My thankfulness for all your lovely, witty, inspiring posts of last week!
Sharing with you this week the beauty of the most Southern part
of California where we lived for 3 decades.

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Beautiful Hughes Lake right before driving into the Los Angeles Basin

This taken a little later taken in the year of the oranges ripening in my friends backyard

Birds of Paradise – such a common flower for this area.

To see someone growing vegetables in one’s front yard is a big change
in California. People’s pockets have shrunk.

Bougainvilla, such a beautiful, but invasive climber.

YOU ALL HAVE AN INSPIRING WEEK!

50 thoughts on “ALL SEASONS – SPRING ON THE SOUTH WEST COAST

  1. Southern California is so beautiful! I love your flower photos. We hope to visit Southern California later this year (if the pandemic allows).

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    1. A great place to visit when everything is open. Hope you can get to the Huntington Garden, an enormous botanical garden in Pasadena.
      We left during the first phase of the pandemic, so I have no idea what is open and what not – better make sure if hotels are open, restaurants with how big your group is, and the beach!

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  2. Beautiful images, Jesh. It’s lovely to have things growing in one’s yard. We have herbs, many flowers, a few seasonal vegetables and some fruit trees: Orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, loquat and tamarillo.
    Incidentally, thank you for your visit to and participation in the “My Sunday Best”. I always visit your blog and admire your entry, but the comments section always closed when I visit.
    My entry: https://melbournedaily.blogspot.com/2021/04/of-feather-and-fowl.html

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    1. A poignant monument with a great story connected to it! Am surprised at the name Barbaross – it does not sound German … anyway, hope the climb into the monument was not too exhauting and the view was worth all the steps! Many thanks for sharing this experience with All Seasons, Jesh

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    2. It is Italian. He belonged to the Staufer family
      and besides other titels he was king of Italy – the Holy Roman Empire (Italy, Germany Austria and part of France).
      We were a few years yonger so it wasn’t so exhausting. And it really was worth it.

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    3. Thank you for giving more background about this king! Traudel! Barbarossa really sounds Italian:)
      Yeah the years start counting when climbing stairs! Unfotunately, do I know! ….but still young of heart:)
      Jesh

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    1. What an unsual experience to visit something in the dark! Am smiling, because it sounds like you, to do something like that:):) Many thanks for sharing your lighted walk with All Seasons1 Have a beautiful week, Jesh

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    1. welcome to All Seasons! Please let us know your perma link so I and others can visit you:)
      It’a about the experience in a season, so almost anything goes:)
      Hope to see your link before Wednesday midnight! Have a great week, Jesh

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    1. Many thanks Irene. These are from before 2020, so pre-Covid! Who knows the veggie gardens have increased. Many thanks for your lovely contribution! Have a lovely week, Jesh

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    1. Beautiful captures or the pelicans, Jill! The pelicans are actually also common to see in this area of California. I like them. They are not afraid of people, nor are they aggressive. Many thanks for your beautiful details of this area! Jesh

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  3. Hello; So sorry for my first comment (if I have posted; I had a guest coming at the same time and happy not showing here p;-)
         https://orchidenglishblog.blogspot.com/2021/04/our-neighbors-garden-gifted-pictures-of.html
    Love the flower of ’Birds of Paradise’ I know the flower but never seen them, wish I will be able to V(*^.^*)V
    And Bougainvilla sure looks gorgeous; never knew the flower is invasive.
    I truly admire people who do home gardening. I don’t have much knowledge about growing vegetables p-;)
    I LOVE seeing western atmosphere from your blog.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Many thanks Miyako. Yes, the Bougainvilla here is often used to serve as a fence, because they grow so fast and abundant – also hard to trim because they have prickly thorns. Thank you for sending me hugs – I send you some back:):) Have a great week, jesh

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    1. Thank you for reminding me I need to buy some herbs. Rosemamry is high on the list, for the mosquitoes do not like them:) Many thanks for shring your beautiful post with the Amaryllis for All Seasons! Jesh

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    1. Was kind of shocked when I saw it. To me it means that even middle class people need to be more frugile with their money..Got a kick out your huge tree! Jesh

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    1. Ah, glad I found your comment, still waitign to be approved:) Still am getting used to watching my comments ver vlose, for All Seasons! Have a relaxed week, Jesh

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    1. thank you, Shiju! Since you have come back to blog land, I see you everywhere:) You must really have missed it during the lockdown of covid. Hope they are completely lifted now in India? Have a fun week, Jesh

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    2. Covid second wave is surging after a 3 months lull. Thankfully there’s no lockdown but a night curfew is imposed to curb the night time partying. Hope I can continue covid careful birding for now. Vaccination is prioritized for only 45 and above age group. I don’t fall in that bracket.

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