Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rainy Season in Northern California

The rainy season has arrived in Northern California, a long-awaited drenching for garden beds and borders.

I rarely have time to post these days. Life seems to be getting in the way.

As Fall moves toward the Winter season, I sit with a cup of tea and dream about my visit a few years ago to Rancho La Puerta. The inspiring landscape of Tecate, Mexico remains in my mind's eye, along with a high point of my week long-stay at the spa: a cooking class at The Kitchen That Sings! ... La Cocina Que Canta

With the sound of falling rain outside my office window, I'm imagining the scent of something wonderful baking in the oven. A savory tart for dinner? Or, I might just step out into the garden to pick Lemon Verbena leaves before the first frost of the season. If I turn the oven on very low, the leaves can be quickly dried for tea to enjoy in the months ahead. The wonderful aroma of the drying herb will fill the house!

11 comments:

  1. Zawsze miło przypomnieć sobie wspaniałe miejsca i zdarzenia. Zdjęcie jest wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
    It's always nice to remember the wonderful places and events. The picture is great. Yours.

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    1. Thanks, Giga,
      Your pictures of Autumn foliage are lovely!

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  2. I'd like to visit Mexico some day. We have got here in Finland some snow now...

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    1. My wishes for a wonderful winter season, with just enough snow;-]

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  3. I'm guessing the photo was taken in Mexico? What a beautiful path leading to the house! Glad you're finding a chance to relax with some tea and dream. It seems like you've had a rather busy summer?!

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  4. Beautiful place, Mexico.... Here, we need rain everyday, to cool off the tropical sun!

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  5. Hi Bangchik and Kakdah,
    Our sunshine can be intense in summertime, but there is no humidity so the shade is very cooling.
    Thanks for stopping b to comment!

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  6. I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to revisit you. Real life must take precedence over blogging sometimes, and sometimes I find it difficult to get around to see all the wonderful blogs I follow.

    What happy daydreams you were having of a holiday well spent. It does look like a nice place:)

    Warmest Regards.

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  7. Just came back to wish you the seasons greeting, and best wishes for the New Year.

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm wishes!
      Wishing you all the best in 2013!!

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  8. Firstly, let me say, what a wonderfully inviting front gate you have! And it complements the beds and borders very nicely. Anyone would feel so welcomed when they walk in. How picturesque!

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