Sunday, March 7, 2010

Late Winter Walking In The Neighborhood

My daughter stopped by earlier this week and we set out on a walk through the neighborhood. Local citrus trees are bending under the weight of their fruit - oranges, lemons, grapefruits and tangerines are bountiful this time of year. Anything that hangs out onto the street is considered fair pickings.

The picture above was taken of the view from the hill behind our house - a narrow slice of Pacific between pine trees.

Camellias are blooming like crazy right now. The ground under every bush is carpeted with fallen blossoms. This bee was in the red zone, oblivious to my camera.

A rambling yellow nasturtium was tumbling up and over a bamboo fence.

New growth on the grapevine that grows where the honking geese live! In summer, this vine grows along the chain link fence and huge clusters of purple grapes hang over on the street side, warm in the sun and ripe for the picking.


Elizabeth said...

The nasturtiums are a delight to the eye and soul for us from New York where the snow has only just melted.
Loved my visit to your neighborhood.
Was fascinated with the photo of Einstein below.

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely this all looks...

Thud said...

These pics make me wish I was back in California....oh well june is not to long away and the weather will only get better.