Days on end of grey Portland skies and rain…I’m ready to head back down to sunny California, how about you? Considering the rainy weather in parts of California right now perhaps you Californians could use an escape too? I’m praying that the rain you‘re receiving does no harm and much good, replenishing empty reservoirs and removing any hint of fire season this year.I love Venice! (Italy & California) In this case the California version. The small (ok sometimes BIG) cottages and homes all have such personality and truly inspired gardens. Here are a few pictures of ones I spied during our walk around Venice. Tomorrow and Friday I’ll share a couple of the interesting shops we stepped into.
The man in the white shirt (below) is about to step through a door concealed in the horizontal wooden slats. I wanted to run up to him and beg and plead to be allowed to go up and check out the garden terrace. Doesn’t it just look wonderful?!
Across the street was this fabulous planting...
This translucent wall was about 8ft tall (if my memory serves). That would make the Papyrus what? Like 10-12ft tall? Amazing.