Wednesday, March 18, 2020

beautiful views, homes and landscaping

California vacation, part two ~

One morning, we woke early and before we headed out to pick up Tim and go about our day, we decided to walk the neighborhood.

I don't think I'd ever get tired of this beautiful view. Even in the overcast weather, the mountains are beautiful shrouded in clouds.

This is the owner's house of the guest cottage we stayed in.

While walking around the neighborhood, we noticed a lot of Spanish-style architecture....

and beautiful foliage and landscaping. We don't have any of these plants and trees in the Midwest, so it was all fascinating to me...

Like I said in my last post, I couldn't get over all the lemon and orange trees in people's yards. To be able to just walk out your front door and pick fresh citrus any time you want it, is incredible to me.

I know we're living in a stressful time right now. I'm finding that reading blogs is a nice diversion. It always is, but moreso now. I hope you all are doing well ~ physically, mentally and spiritually. 💓


  1. I love California so much. Next time we visit, I want to stay in a residential area so I can see more of the landscapes.

  2. What a lovely trip! Your photos are great - I especially enjoy all of the blooming trees and plants! Things will be blooming here in the Midwest before we know it and I am sure looking forward to it. Lucky to have gotten that trip in before everything started closing down. Lots of fun memories to brighten your day as we stay at home now. Thanks so much for sharing with me!

  3. Thank you for sharing all the pretty pictures Melanie. It's lovely to see some green grass and blue skies! That last picture, the slate walkway, is beautiful. Slate walkways and patios around here are all blue and grey. I like this one with all the red tones. Big surprise. Ha!

  4. Love all your pretty pictures! I grew up in Pasadena, California, live in Oregon now, and your photos take me home! Looks like the Pasadena-Glendale area. So beautiful with all the palm trees and citrus.
    Love your friendly blog. Thank you for all you do. I have enjoyed reading. You are a bright spot on a cloudy day.
    Stay well!

  5. What a great neighborhood to walk and see all the different and beautiful homes. I bet it was nice to see plants and trees and flowers too. Glad you had a great trip.

  6. You, too! I love looking at houses so this was a very fun post. I wish I had an orange tree in my backyard! Take care, Melanie!


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