Tag Archives: California

Market Haul

My husband and I are really enjoying the local farmers markets. Here’s what looked good last time: I prefer my beets pickled, so have never cooked them. Now I’m curious as to how they taste. Aren’t these peaches gorgeous? I … Continue reading

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When Travel Plans Get Twisted

I was supposed to leave on Monday for Israel after months of planning and making reservations with three girlfriends. But then one of our friends suddenly became very ill and was admitted to the hospital. It was, in a word, … Continue reading

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Sweet Jasmine

Every year I look forward to jasmine blooming. The scent is downright intoxicating and we’re lucky enough to have it growing up to our balcony. Whenever there’s a breeze we get a strong delicious whiff. I had never lived in … Continue reading

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Back at the Flower Fields Part II

Ready for one more look at the Flower Fields? Here you go…. I was so glad to have a sunny day with blue skies. It’s been kind of gray lately, so this was a pick-me-up for sure. The thing that … Continue reading

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Back at the Flower Fields Part I

As promised, another look at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad…. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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A Return to the Flower Fields

I visited the Carlsbad Flower Fields recently, after waiting for a non-rainy, non-windy day. They were beautiful as always and I took a lot of photos. I’ll leave you with this one for now, but will do a post or … Continue reading

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Back to Winter

Well, I shouldn’t have talked about how spring comes early to Southern California. The following week it turned cold and rainy. It even got down in the 30s at night. But there’s something wonderful about winter in California besides the … Continue reading

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Festival of Lights at Mission Inn

I have wanted to see the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside for years. We finally went last week and it did not disappoint. The Inn was built in 1902 and is considered the largest Mission Revival … Continue reading

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Sky Candy

We are lucky enough to see some beautiful sunsets off our balcony. I took these shots a few months ago and was struck by how the clouds resembled cotton candy. The mountains are just right of center. I love seeing … Continue reading

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Part III

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden, and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle. In part II, I told you I’d be focusing on de Saint Phalle’s shades of blue. Under the … Continue reading

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