1. Saturday was a fun day. We drove to Pasadena (well, San Marino, really, but no one knows that San Marino is next to Pasadena) to the Huntington Library and Gardens. I spent the day in the Huntington Rose Garden with my weaving and spinning guild friends talking with people and demonstrating how a simple loom works. The bonus was that I got a lot done on Son #2's scarf.
Lunch spot overlooking the Japanese Garden
I like the border of this herb garden--pots to plant MORE herbs.
We all agreed that this terraced hillside area was perfect--flowers and veggies together.
3. World's Best Neighbor went to visit her son for Mother's Day. I took her to the Santa Barbara airport. That is SO MUCH easier than LAX! On the way home, google maps routed me off Highway 1 onto Santa Barbara streets because of two accidents. It was faster and I got to drive right along the beach! Obviously, I didn't take any photos.
4. The route from our place to Santa Barbara has some of the most beautiful beach scenery! I love just glancing over and seeing the pods of surfers and the sand and the waves. The tide was all the way in. I don't think I've ever seen the water so high and near the road. It was beautiful!
5. Most people, when they think of Southern California, imagine that we have 365 days of sunshine. What they don't realize is that we have what is termed May Gray and June Gloom--days and days of "early morning coastal fog and low cloudiness". Hence May Gray. That's what we have had most days this week. I really don't mind. The soft clouds and cool temperatures are a pleasant contrast to those blistering hot days of July (July Fry), August and September. I love soaking up the cool days.