The lovely cool rainstorms we have been having, are keeping the wildflowers very happy. Here are photos from a walk up the hills just at my back door. We’ll start with a rainbow that shows you the hills that are welcome for walking. _________________________________________________________ more of the foot paths and views from the BLM landContinue reading “Wildflowers Keep Coming…”
:: here are the hills above the cottage….more flowers are coming :: Maybe it’s time for a visit to Cort Cottage Bed and Breakfast.
Spring has begun…… Fiddleneck are everywhere….some shallow people call them weeds. Wild lilac or Ceonothus AKA Buck Brush bushes are budding out, their wild scent–my favorite– is coming to intoxicate the air. (Native Peoples used to prune these, to have them grow straight for arrows.) The wildflower palette will be exploding over the next 2Continue reading “Wildflowers!”
Spring has officially arrived because the wild lilac (ceonothus) has begun to bloom. Fiddleneck is everywhere, making the hills yelllow-orange. I’ll say it again–Spring is THE best time to come to Three Rivers. I’ve been very busy getting ready for the Three Rivers Artists’ STUDIO TOUR 9 coming up on March 19-20-21. This week IContinue reading “Rain and art = green hills and wildflowers”
I am watching the wild turkeys fly from the roof of my house up to the high branches of the sycamores along the creek. They are tucking themselves in for the night. Light is fading so no photos of their graceful, yes graceful, gliding in the air with their huge wings spread wide. They areContinue reading “Turkey Flight”
Snow dusting Case Mountain, view from Cort Cottage.
Coming soon….an archive of all the guest book entries for the last 25 years.
There is a kind of lull here, some of the trees are dropping leaves, the Chinese pistache trees planted almost 30 years ago. I’ve just learned that the female trees have red berries that turn blue, and so the tree that was planted by birds or winds or serendipity at the edge of cottage deckContinue reading “Trees who wait…”
It’s raining! I know for those folks who live on the East Coast, this is really passe. Every year when the first rain returns after the long, hot, and very dry summer, it’s such a relief. The earth is soaking it up. I have hope again that Spring will return once more. I know it’sContinue reading “The First Rain…”
The season changes here in just one day. Monday it’s summer with 100 degrees, the next day it’s 85 degrees, then the next day down to the high 70’s. It is always such a relief to have the Fall show up. The weather is so perfect these days. Please excuse the mundane, trite nature ofContinue reading “Hello Autumn!!!”