- Vena Cava has amassed a comprehensive to-do list for LA. I’m homesick. (Viva Vena Cava)
- P.S.: Vena Cava’s Fall 2009 collection just hit stores, see the collection (Style.com) and shop (Barneys)
- UPDATE: how did I miss this? Am I the last to know about this or what? Please advise. (Amazon)
- Dylan Fareed makes a video of Santa Monica beach, I’m still homesick. (Dylan Fareed)
- On a separate note: Thankfully, I’m not the only one who is tortured by the issue of pruning lavender. (Gardenweb)
- It’s peach season, and this looks really good. (The Kitchen Sink)
- But it just makes crave a real old-fashioned cobbler, and there’s no one I can think of I trust more on the subject of peach cobbler than Lee Bailey (NPR)
Image from thekitchensinkrecipes.com
I think I’ll just have to make both.
As the days get longer and summer approaches, all I can think about is the possibility of spending long afternoons in my backyard. The fantasy gets more specific with help from these garden designers and bloggers:
Peter Fudge: I’m equally enamored by his contemporary and classic designs: “A Stylish Edge” and “Wildes Meadow A Belle Garden.”
Fresh Dirt: A Sunset Magazine blog. I love this treatment of lavender that they posted about, designed by Fortini:
Art Luna: Such a master. This garden was featured in Domino Magazine (RIP):
Highgrove: “Conservation Design:” garden design for the environment:
I’ve been reveling in the warmth of the past two weeks. So too have our fruit trees apparently. SF Citizen reports on the early flowering of our fruit trees due to the unseasonable weather. More evidence is available all over Rockridge. Here’s one early bloomer on Lawton en route to College Avenue:
It’s hard to know whether to be happy or terrified by the onslaught of pink blossoms.
Perhaps in Obama’s high profile first 100 days he could ratify the Kyoto Protocols. I didn’t see this speech, but the rest of the world took note.
Here’s to a summer of serious water rationing in California. Plant some lavender.