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June 7, 2012

I believe Rancho Reubidoux is a special place — a place where things happen like nowhere else.

Some examples …

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It’s a completely gust-free, still-as-a-graveyard Sunday morning. And on the back slope, the flamingo face blooms of a San Pedro cactus appear to be blown due south.

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On the D.G. berm, a chubby E.T cracks a goofy smile … perhaps remembering the rough sidling it endured in its former life as a hog oiler.

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What unseen — unheard — cue caused my front planter’s living succulent finials to triple in size seemingly overnight? They’re not talking; too busy sending fleshy feelers skyward.

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It’s late afternoon, and against the wall of the back shed stored wooden posts wait. Previously porch supports, they’ll one day perform a new function at the Rancho. Oh, and there’s an egg head.

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None-too-pleased by its current role as avian evacuation station, my mid-century hanging planter upchucks expressively. A nice exfoliation should turn that frown upside down.

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Weird little moments to be sure, but I hate to think what I’m missing while I’m away at work or running around …

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Vickie Perez permalink
    June 9, 2012 4:57 am

    One of the things I love about all my plants and the different planters is the fun of wandering the yard to see who’s doing what today. It often surprises me with things blooming and they snuck in on me. I am out in my yard daily and so often it seems they say hello in this fashion. I’m so thankful.

    • reubix1 permalink*
      June 9, 2012 5:17 am

      I know exactly what you mean, Vickie! … It’s just this interaction that makes gardening so enriching and worthwhile … thanks for a lovely comment.

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