When I get to cat nanny and house-sit for the fabulous MARY ANN MOSS she always leaves me little road maps of places to see and suggestions of eateries. In 2010 I visited ARLINGTON PARK which you can see the photos I posted if you click on the link. The first thing that amazes you at Lacy Park is the wonderful aroma of roses and fresh cut grass. Wish I could bottle it up and send it to you.
|The beautiful Lacy Park in San Merino|
|This huge Sequoia was amazing!!!|
Of course a day of walking in a beautiful garden requires a lovely afternoon nap
with the fur kids. Took out my sketchbook and new water brushes (love!) and with
some acrylic ink did a quick sketch.
The first time I came to Moss Cottage I was overwhelmed and inspired by the visual
and travel journals hand made by MARY ANN MOSS. You just have to visit
her blog and see for yourself. But make sure you have plenty of time and a
nice cup of tea by your side. I was so eager to try my hand on a visual journal
that I went to the nearest drugstore and picked up an everyday lined notebook.
Which I have come to realize was a mistake. I spent too much time sewing pages
together, painting and gluing to make it sturdier. But I have kept it and been
working on it none-the-less as sort of a diary-for-when-I-make-a-real-one.
The four hours to make it back to the ranch gave me time to reflect and think about the
future. Hope all is well where ever you are!