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My mom, the best mom in the whole world of course, thinks I should be more personal here on this blog. She also loves gardening… so I thought, in honor of her, and Mother’s Day, I’d take you along on my (almost) daily walk around the neighborhood and show you some of my favorite things that I get to see and some of the stuff that just makes me smile… It’s the… Read More

Balboa park was established in 1868 but didn’t really start taking it’s current shape until much later. In 1892 ‘The Mother of Balboa Park’ Kate Sessions, offered to plant trees and plants in the park which was 1400 acres at the time. Some of these trees still stand today. Below here is one of my most favorites. The Moreton Bay fig at Palm Canyon. It’s massive roots are not only amazing but… Read More

Many, many years ago before the Anza-Borrego desert was a desert it was bustling with life, forests and lakes. Fossils from a large variety of animals like saber-tooth cats, mammoths and even camels, have been found in the area. A lot of these animals that have called Anza-Borrego their home are now recreated into large, extremely impressive and very artistic, metal sculptures made by Ricardo Breceda. Over 130 of them, and even… Read More

Trendiest location in Southern California right now? I’d say the Anza-Borrego desert because almost everywhere you look you’ll spot a bright flower basking in the sun, flashing it’s irresistible color against the sand and luring every city dweller out there to see it, and smell it, in it’s full glory (sorry Hollywood). They say six times the amount of rain has fallen this year in the desert compared to last year, creating… Read More