This spring has been so interesting, cooler days juxtaposed to warmer ones…..but for now it’s pretty perfect. Each spring one wildflower or two seem to be dominant and I name the spring for them. Spring 2011 has been “madia spring” as these cheerful yellow blossoms have stayed and stayed. For a while they covered theContinue reading “Nature-watching…a “madia” spring”
I love living in rainbow country! Seeing the rainbow from the front door of Cort Cottage. A closer view of the rainbow, see the sliver of the waterfall in the background… All looks bigger and more vibrant in person.
Each year Spring arrives in its own timing, sometimes early and sometimes later. As I write these words, I can see the new leaves budding on the blue oaks while Moro Rock, up in Sequoia National Park, is dusted with new snow. It’s like having two seasons in one! I have been walking up theContinue reading “Cort Cottage Bed and Breakfast Embraces the Green of Spring”
I look up the mountain everyday. The green is here. The ravens say hello. (There are actually two ravens sitting side by side on the blue oak branch.) Oh, and the waterfall is running on Case Mountain. And, Cort Cottage is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. photo taken by Elsah on Sunday, January 30,Continue reading “…there’s no winter, only a prelude to Spring…”
Seasons are not so well defined these days, especially in the California mountains. One day it will be in the 80’s and the next day in the 60’s, but the trend is toward cooler, crisp days and almost chilly nights. Snow comes to the Park and the mountains when the rains come to Three Rivers.Continue reading “Fall is falling…”
The pink zephyranthes are in bloom at the cottage door. I call them “zephies”. Read more about these sweet little bulbs that like to bloom in the summer.
Buckeye trees are in bloom with their long white flowered filled stalks. The wonderful cool breeze is pushing them around. They dance in perfectly choreographed waves, softly brushing against their invisible air partner. I fall in love with them all over again. And then they envelope me with the sweet scent from flower center. IContinue reading “sweet swaying in the breeze…”
:: 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”