Monday, March 27, 2017

Banco in Situ

Rock Rose

It's really Spring when the rock rose blooms.  Some of the bulbs we planted last fall have been coming up, as well.
Gaffer63: Rock Rose

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Roasted Green Beans and Sage

Excellent recipe we tried today from Bon Apettit.  Exceptionally flavorful with the garden herbs. Next time, we'll use a little less oil and salt.

Recipe by Suzanne Goin
Photograph by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott

Front Yard in Bloom

Regrets Kick In

Normally, I'd revel in a bit of schaudenfruade but unfortunately we are all screwed

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Seven Day Explosion

Everything has exploded in the 7 days I was in NYC.  The wildflowers along the back wall are in full bloom. Yellow, Blue and Orange

Banco in Situ

With a blooming pink fairy duster

Friday, March 17, 2017

In For The Chop

PBS icon Bill Moyers warned: “This is the first time they’ve tried it when they’ve had one-party rule in Washington, and this time they have what it takes to succeed, which is a ruthless president who doesn’t want any medium that competes with the alternate facts that they’re putting out.”

It's all so horrible


Gus and Peter and I in similar situations 4 years apart.  Not aging too badly.....

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wild Flower Bonanza

We tossed a packet of Theodore Payne's wildflower/poppy seeds around the desert willow in the back last year. We left the spent flowers through the summer and let them reseed.  This year, the greenery is knee high and things are starting to flower. I only wish that I had saved the envelope to have some names to the flowers.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Front Yard

Just starting to come to life after a wet winter.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

New Growth

The new plants in the front are doing very well after a wet winter.  The Santa Teresa lemon finally is growing after 11 months.  The Golden Currant has trebled in size in 2 months.  The California bay leaf as been rid of aphids and seems to be enjoying the sun.
Gaffer63: Front Yard Substitutions
Gaffer63: California Bay Leaf

Springtime For Banco


A few weeks ago, we had a torrential downpour that flooded the neighborhood (and LA).  For the first time memory, the birds sought refuge on the I beam holding up the porch roof.  2 were brave enough to perch on the inside..... but at one point, we counted 6 tails sticking out from the opposite side.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

NYC Shoot

I loved being back in NYC for 2 weeks.  Nice to get together with old friends and meet a few new ones.