In The Land Of Sunshine
So, Judy and I have been reunited here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yesterday I arrived and noticed at once that it wasn’t raining. The weather, in fact, has been just beautiful.
Wednesday night we stayed in Berkeley with our friend Margy and her faithful companion, Teddy The Dog With The Plastic Collar.
We all took Teddy for a walk and I noticed something else: I had no idea what many of the plants were. When it comes to gardens, California is a different country.
Not that this is a bad thing. I loved the Bougainvillea, the Jacaranda trees, and above all the jasmine with its almost overpowering sweet scent.
The following day, after a leisurely morning and lunch, we took the BART into San Francisco and checked into our hotel.
After some rest, we were whisked by bus, along with other Fling attendees, to a reception at the Alameda home of Shirley Watts. We got to poke around her unique and beautiful garden while eating tamales and drinking beer and wine.
This pergola is topped with a large mound of wisteria.
Every garden needs a chandelier.
A very unusual water fountain.
Tomorrow we will have a busy day including a visit to Annie’s Annuals and the Matt Gill Sculpture Garden.