Finding this place was challenging, but once we did I was (of course) immediately drawn to the succulent plantings in the exterior courtyard. In fact when I took this photo (with my iPhone, because pulling out a point and shoot* in a space like this—especially when the 14 year old was toting a seriously large Cannon DSLR—just seemed a little, well, lame) I was looking at the plants in the distance, not the wall.
But the wall is what this post is about. The fake plastic covered wall and the ivy covered sandbags at its base.
What's up with that?
It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours") but why sandbags? Poor wall design? Note one of them is leaking...
And then there is the fact someone thought wrapping the sandbags with fake ivy would be an improvement.
What Were They Thinking?
But enough of that disaster, how about those succulents?
Funny how it's the little Agave 'Blue Glow' that's sending up the bloom-spike.
*I reference my point and shoot, funny thing though—okay not so funny really—little did I know at the time, but just days later my trusty camera would up and die. Dead. I loved that camera. It's been reliable for years. I even took photos for my book with it. Yes really. But now I must go camera shopping. I won't be going with a big fancy DSLR, I just have no desire to pack around something that large. I may go with a mirrorless (I threatened to do this awhile back, but just never got around to it) or perhaps just an upgrade to the Sony Cyber-Shot. If you've got any advice or experience along these lines I'd love to hear it.
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