Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Backyard and the Comedy Show

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!


Sharon Lynne said...

Hi there. For those of you who commented on my last post...I'm so sorry I deleted everything including your comments.

I had technical problems.

Hope you enjoy the new post.

Diane said...

Your back yard is beautiful! I love the colors! Our back yard is currently under construction--it is covered with snow that will provide the moisture and nourishment for the crops this spring! ;)

Your church is beautiful. I'm so glad you posted about it. It looks like a really cool sanctuary.

And good luck with those articles.....for crying out loud. What publisher wouldn't know that 5 things about a snapshot! I would ramble on and on in an article for there are about 1,207 things about trouble that everyone needs to know. In your writing brilliance you have captured concisely only 5 things about trouble!!!!!

Way to take what the enemy means for harm....and using it for good!!!!!!!!

Have you written about your writing? I'd love to hear more about it.


Dawn said...

I would love to sit in your back yard and visit! Beautiful church, too.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Wow, what a lovely garden :) The colors are so vibrant! And can't wait to hear your good news on your writing!

Have a great weekend my friend!

Cynthia said...

I would love to help you in your yard, it is just gorgeous!

so waiting to hear the good news you received from a publisher!!


Becky Wolfe said...

Wow - your church looks ginormous. We recently had a church split and there are only about 20 of us at the moment but we feel like family and are praying for growth!

Your yard looks beautiful. Ah, the blossoms are just barely coming up here & yours looks like full-on summer. Gotta love california! That purple tree is lovely! And I love daisies too!

Thanks for sharing these glimpses of your life :)