Welcome to my backyard. It's quite casual. I'm the only one in the family that likes to get out and dig, pluck and plant. So I do what I can. But actually I could use a few gardeners. I wish they had a show called "Extreme Yard Makeover". Oh I would love that.
We have a camphor tree in our front yard that is GIGANTIC. It's hanging over the neighbor's driveway (almost). Our NEW neighbors. What do they think of us? I keep trying to get my husband or sons out there to saw off a few branches, but it's not happening.
The apricot tree is getting quite large. It hasn't been pruned in about 5 years. I'm very glad the lemon and orange tree does not need pruning very often.
Tomorrow my youngest has been assigned to go out and mow the back and the front yards. His custom is to put a stocking hat over his head, and a surgeon's mask across his face.
The orange flowers are California poppies. They come up every year on their own. The purple tree is called "yesterday, today and tomorrow". There are three different shades of flowers. It is actually a bush....that grew into a tree. And of course, those are daisies in the background.
On Sunday, my husband, recorded a comedy show at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. The comedian, Robert G. Lee has been a client of ours for many years.
Interestingly, the church has quite a few members who are involved in the entertainment industry. Also, former president Ronald and Nancy Reagan were regular members.
So my husband took my youngest son with him. I'm glad they had some time together. My son took a couple of pictures.
Getting ready for the show.
My husband (on right) and technical director (on left)
While they were gone, I worked on an article called "5 Good Things About Trouble". I've sent it out to some publishers and it keeps coming back. Maybe they don't think trouble is good. But seriously, I think it needed more polishing.
However, I did get some good news today, from a publisher. I'll tell you later!