Monday, April 21, 2014

Just Lovely

We had a lovely weekend here.   I hope you did too.   I decided rather last minute that we should have steaks on the grill for a mid-afternoon dinner.   We added baked potatoes and grilled asparagus, then fresh strawberries, and it was oh so nice.    

A drive to the coast gave me the opportunity for some photos of non-traditional Easter flowers.   Iceplant in the sand.   Yes, not exactly an Easter flower and not exactly welcome in California, but they do look pretty and add a little touch of bright color.


Our rose bushes are in full bloom and I'm enjoying them a lot.   They often don't do much when our Summer weather settles in and the temperatures are so high.   Heat, dry, dust....not very friendly.   I only have three bushes because they don't really thrive in our soil.    The Julia Child is so gorgeous and the McCartney is now giving her a run for the money.   Yellow and pink....so so lovely.   



Enjoy your Monday and have a great Spring week!


11 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise Wonderful view and beautiful Roses.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

love that first shot!

Mark said...

A little mid afternoon cookout? Can't beat that. Sounds like a great day.

shirley said...

Such a lovely scene, Denise! Iceplant... they add just the right amount of color to the green carpet.
Our Easter weekend was lovely, too. Perfect weather!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love your roses. I must consider planting a few.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oooh I LOVE the yellow- very pretty!

A Quiet Corner said...

That second one is awesome, Denise!!!!...:)JP

Tabor said...

They sell ice plant here and I am guessing they just dig it up wild and fly it one over!

Daryl said...

they are lovely, until this past week i had no idea what an iceplant was! now i cant recall whose blog post it was on ... those roses are magnificent and thankfully our weather is improving ....

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Lynne said...

You always deliver such beautiful photos! Love the Roses and your ocean picture . . .

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