Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Family Life, Photography

A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Last week we snuck over the great Orange Curtain that divides Orange County and Riverside County in California and spent a few days at Knott's Berry Farm and hanging out with family visiting the area. We passed right by the more popular and well known theme park (aka The House of Mouse) for a variety… Continue reading A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Photos of California Native Plants in a home landscape. Toyon, Chitalpa, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Zauschneria, Erigeron
Gardening, Photography

Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

In honor of California Native Plant Week I thought I'd share with you some photos of my favorite California native plants, all of which just so happen to be in my backyard.   Last week I posted some photos of the overall landscape in place in our yard since we switched to a drought tolerant… Continue reading Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants: having a water wise garden doesn't have to be rocks and cacti.
Gardening, Photography

Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

While Northern California may have received plenty of rain this winter, the El Nino seems to have missed Southern California again this year. While we did get more precipitation than we have in the past few years we are still in a drought and we will be for the foreseeable future. Homeowners and businesses would… Continue reading Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography
Photography

Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

It is pink time in my neighborhood. In middle to late February the non fruiting plum trees lining our street begin to bloom. Bright cheery pink blossoms abound. And the smell is magnificent.   According to Epoch Times: The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the… Continue reading Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

lef growing on California Lilac
Gardening, Photography

January 2016 – Garden Photos

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if… Continue reading January 2016 – Garden Photos

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Family Life, Photography

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

We finally made it back down to San Diego's Balboa Park to visit some more museums with our Balboa Park Explorer's passes. The Rueben H Fleet Science Center We started at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center, which is a highly acclaimed hands on learning center. Unfortunately it was a bit of a bust for… Continue reading San Diego Model Railroad Museum