Archive | March 2021

Bloggers Rock~

Look what I received in the mail from my blogging friend Leslie. She painted this and did a post about it which you can see here: https://swo8.wordpress.com/2021/03/10/the-go-go-boys-by-l-martel/

Leslie, like so many of you bloggers, is multi-talented. She is a Canadian musician, artist, writer and so much more.

You may remember the photos of my twin grandsons that I posted awhile ago.

Leslie saw them and felt called to paint the twins because they reminded her of her sons at this stage, who were close in age and used to crawl into each others cribs. Here is a post about Leslie:

https://swo8.wordpress.com/about/

The reason I love blogging is very simple.

I love blogging because of my blogging friends.

I love being part of a community of talented, creative and genuinely kind people.

A creative community of all of you!

Thank you Leslie for your kindness. You have touched the heart of my entire family. Your portraits have pride of place on my wall, and will surely be passed down through the generations, like the precious heirlooms they are.

And thank you bloggers. You brighten my day, everyday.

Bloggers Rock!

Cheers to you from The Holler~

Blooming Holler ~

The Holler spring bloom is on, and I am home to photograph it for a change, so I am going to post a series on Holler spring flowers, starting with these beauties. The Cup of Gold flowering vine grows prolifically, and the blooms are humongous, about eight inches in diameter.

Hong Kong Orchid Trees have stunning blossoms that blanket the trees in spring.

Matilija Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and are Southern California natives, with huge fried-egg blossoms, about eight inches in diameter.

Reliable African Iris propagate beautifully at The Holler.

Wild Stinging Lupine cover bare areas, are beautiful to look at, but not nice to touch.

The Californian Fuchsia is native to Southern California but I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was in the fuchsia family but was stumped with identification. So my talented blogging friend Eliza Waters, who has a degree in horticulture and is a Master Gardener, helped me out. If you don’t know Eliza, and you like things that bloom and grow, you may want to check out her blog: https://elizawaters.com/about/

Bougainvillea are touch and go at The Holler due to frost. This one is definitely a go!

Cheers to you from the Blooming Holler~