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Monthly Archives: August 2016


Beautiful garden plants at the Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo, Ca.  Can you spot the pineapple?♥♥♥♥




Two girls on a California beach.♥♥♥♥




We decided to rent a cabin up in the Sierra Nevada forest and invite the kids and family.

As we climbed up the freeway leading up to the forest, I was saddened by what I saw.



Many trees are brown and dry from the long California drought. Once, the trees were all green, and now you see so many dead trees.

We hadn’t been up there for about 2 years; what a difference from what we were accustomed too.

It was no wonder why the realtor had said, “Absolutely no campfires.”, which meant no roasting marshmallows ; I guess we would have to microwave our s’mores.





So sad, but we still enjoyed ourselves in much cooler temperatures with our family. Hubby’s sister and our niece went up to visit for an overnight stay.

Some of us went fishing, or sat on the deck playing board games and cards, and we managed to go to our favorite swimming hole.



fran and jak fishing

The end of summer.♥♥♥♥


A favorite swimming hole at Dinkey Creek, California.♥♥♥♥


Our view of the coastline in Pismo, California.♥♥♥♥


My little garden is my special place, where I try to grow my little plants, but my plan is to put some whimsy into it.

Adding chickens and a little chicken coop is something hubby is making possible.

DSCN1516 No, they are not real, but it gives me a happy feeling.

We found some toadstools at a flea market which we painted white and red with white polka dots on top.  As we work in the garden we can take a rest on the toadstools.


Of course, the garden is still a place to work, pulling weeds or hubby taking care of his vegetable garden.



Even our little dog enjoys being our there as he always finds a cool place to take a rest.


Thank you for stopping by.♥♥♥♥



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