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My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.

The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.

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This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.

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My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥


The weather forecast did not look promising, but we still decided to take our trip.

Once a year we take my sister-in-law on a little trip. It’s always hard for them to  get together, so this is a good time to catch up on family stuff.

So were drove to the Pacific Coast, to a little town called Cambria.

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The first day was cold and windy as we walked on the pier. Luckily we had our big jackets on for warmth.

 

But the ducks didn’t mind as they rode the waves.

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The landscape was as  verdant as what I imagined Ireland to be.

Gorgeous plants displayed their best blooms.

 

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One the second day it rained, and we had to walk the beach under an umbrella.

On our last night we enjoyed cocktails in the lounge.

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I’m not a drinker but still ordered a Lemon Drop Martini, which was way too strong and had to pass it on to hubby.  Hubby ordered a Triple X-Rated Martini, but really  meant to say X-Rated Martini, which made the cocktail waitress smile.♥♥♥♥

 


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My tulips amongst blossom petals.♥♥♥♥


 

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My Vinca flower starts as a swirl.♥♥♥♥


It’s been hard to blog lately, life has been a little busy, so it’s nice to start again.

Because of the extreme heat, the drought and all the mountain fires that have filled the air with unhealthy particulates, my poor garden has suffered.

But there was a nice surprise the other morning when I did my morning walk through the garden, there was a huge morning glory flower looking fresh and healthy.  The only thing is,  there was just one big blossom, the others were small.

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My magenta colored dahlia keeps on blooming.

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And my roses are trying hard to look pretty

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We are all yearning for the coolness of fall, and a little bit of rain would help so much.♥♥♥♥


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A few weeks ago we were walloped with 100+ temperatures, which fried many of my plants along with my craftiness and creativity.

Last week and this week we have enjoyed the 90’s, which feel so much more comfortable, it’s actually been cool in the mornings.

Fortunately my sunflowers loved the heat.

This morning I found a little beauty of a sunflower. I has a tinge of red on the petals.

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This next one came out a few weeks ago.

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The dreaded heat is making a comeback to the Central Valley of California just like it always does and it makes me want to give up on the garden, but I force myself to go out into the heat.

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Stay cool as we continue to sweat it out.♥️❤️❤️♥️


Today we will work in our garden.

Tomatoes need staking, and some weeding.

But first I just want to say I’m so pleased with all my flowers that keep popping up and giving us some beautiful visual rewards.

My Mexican Primrose makes for good picture taking, although very invasive.

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The Lantana is growing strong and my butterfly bush will soon show us some color.

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I’m amazed that my Hydrangea survived a whole year and is ready to show off it’s blooms.

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Even the tender paddles of nopales are ready to be used in Mexican cooking, well, not by me, but my sister-in-law loves to come over and get some  to use in her cooking.

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Enough talk, we have to get out there before the heat.♥♥♥♥



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