“Welcome Rain”, says the garden.

“The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.” ~Hanna Rion


Welcome rain, we’ve been missing your shower of love. Thank you for lathering our leaves, buds and flowers with your wet kisses and hydrating embrace. Every rainy tickle of your nurturing drops strengthens our roots and fortifies our colorful beauty for tomorrow. It’s so nice to have you back.


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“To dig one’s own spade into one’s own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?”– Beverley Nichols


Chili peppers & strawberries overlooking the pond

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” — Gertrude Jekyll


Strawberry tree flowers & Swiss Chard in pot

“The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.” — Vita Sackville-West


Peach blossoms

“Earth laughs in flowers.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Fresh “Dried” Chili’s

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”– Thomas Jefferson


Radish sprouts and Tatsoi greens

“When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, There is always the garden.”– Minnie Aumonier


View’s from the pond

“I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.” –John Erskine


Mandarins, Meyer lemons, Blood Oranges, Navel Oranges

“Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.”– Sir Walter Scott


Pluot blossoms and daffodils

“Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.” — Francis Bacon


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  1. Melissa

    Great quotes, great growth. Can’t help it – love the chiles the best. 😉

    Look at you guys in that photo. Adorable!

  2. Tiina

    Thank you for reminding me of the positive effects of rain! My view on the subject was not so positive this morning when I walked on slippery, icy, snowy pavement and fought the wind and rain with my umbrella!
    Your garden looks like a paradise on earth, and those peach blossoms are simply gorgeous!!


  3. Hélène

    Wow this in incredibly beautiful! What a life.

  4. Paula Maack

    This was so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.


  5. Susan C

    I just love tours of your garden. This was especially beautiful with the perfectly selected garden quotes.

    I love the way the swiss chard looks in the tall pot. I have been wanting to change out the plants I have in a couple of urns, and the vibrant chard would be perfect.

  6. Lori Lynn

    Oh so beautiful! Cute pic at the end too. I just recently started another blog, San Pedro Daily Photo, which has a few garden photos so far, and more to come. Especially when all my roses bloom again. Your photography is truly inspirational.
    Lori Lynn

  7. Jen Yu

    Stunning! I miss California so much. I miss you guys and the pups so much! I think the rainy season was always my favorite time of year in So Cal. Your garden is the perfect place to enjoy it all.

  8. matt wright

    Gonna keep this simple.. The most incredible garden I have ever seen.

  9. mikky

    thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures… your lense said it all… :)

  10. helen

    This brightens my day.

  11. heather

    holy cow! your place is just beautiful! i can’t get over it. you must just feel so relaxed everytime you go outside!

  12. The Daily Colander

    Wow, your photos really got to me. They are so beautiful! I have to ask – where do you live????

    We are in the middle of suburbia in Southern California. Our place isn’t huge, but we’ve tried to develop it into another world when you enter. We love it. -WORC

  13. indosungod

    Lovely Lovely! The oranges, lemons and Chard beautiful. The flowers just gorgeous.

  14. Julia

    Oh, your garden looks so beautiful — especially that pink bloomy thing… what is that? A cherry tree? I can’t get out my back door (it’s blocked by snow) to take a picture now, but here are some photos of my garden from the summer. Oh, I can’t wait to start my spring garden… *sigh*

    The “pink bloomy thing” are our flowering peach trees. They are the first to flower for us in the spring. Next will be the flowering cherry, then the regular peach and white peach will follow. In all, they give us about 3-4 months of “wow!” -WORC

  15. Passionate Eater

    Sigh, that is true beauty. I am just sitting here in front of my dimly lit computer room, wishing I was your third roommate, and that I could partake in your Garden of Eden.

  16. nikkipolani

    Very very nice, you two. I love all the variety of the garden you’ve found caressed by the rain.

  17. Von

    I’m in awe of your photos…they’re poetry in pictures and a feast to the eyes. Thanks for sharing them.

  18. Carrie Oliver

    Ha ha, here’s what our garden looks like right now. Sure hope this works!

  19. Julie

    Your garden is so beautiful! You are living in a paradise — and I know that it’s a paradise you’ve created. Great job.

  20. Tony

    I can’t believe I have yet to see this amazing garden :( when’s the next fiesta gonna be??

  21. desiree@lookiloos

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing the rain. We’ve been on the verge all day. Hurry up and rain.

  22. Rita

    Loved, loved the pics! Unfortunately I don’t have a garden……Condo life….That’s why looking at your photos is even more special to me.

  23. Quyen

    I’m so envious of your beautiful garden. You take such good care of it. Also envious of your weather. Why do I live in the frigid Midwest???

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