In all the hustle and bustle of the past week I realize I’ve forgotten to mention one of my favorite beach areas. I’ve talked about beaches in southern California and neglected the area around Monterey Bay. The city of Monterey rests at the northeast corner of a square nub of land that juts out into the sea. This nub is Monterey Peninsula. Two other
Gardens in Southern California are very different from those I remember from the Midwest. In spring I think of daffodils and tulips, but that isn’t
Of all the places I visit in California, Yosemite National Park is by far my favorite and it calls me back every couple years. I’ve always gone in the spring and have yet to
Blue skies, expansive beaches, and frigid nights best describe my Christmas weekend at Pismo Beach. I don’t consider myself a beach person. Have I mentioned that before? I come from
In the dim and long ago past I camped at the Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground. Little did I realize
For years I’ve heard about master woodworker Sam Maloof and his home and gardens just up the hill from where I live. And as is so often true with attractions in one’s hometown, I just never went to visit the place. It was time I did so.
I chose a perfect autumn day with a blue skies streaked with clouds, clouds being a rarity for southern California. The air had been chilly in the morning and I was overdressed by the time arrived a little after noon. Thank goodness the garden wasn’t so large that I would expire from