The RR Open Garden event this weekend was a success! We had quite a group of visitors; some new, some expected and some we hadn’t seen in a good while. Because the day was very toasty at over 100°, I rented a Mexican paleta (fruit-sicle) pushcart for the occasion. How better to offer our visitors “a cold one” upon arrival! My three vendor friends who worked the event did well and it was satisfying watching their wares move off to new homes. Thanks, Vickie, Stephen and Rob for all your efforts ensuring that the day went smoothly. You guys are awesome! Near the event’s end friends from Long Beach descended and we had a great dinner at the Mission Inn. It was a delicious end to a very busy — very warm — and very long day full of conversation with friends new and old. The photo above was taken at sundown; the event’s mascot, a dessicated but complete agave I love silhouetted against the darkening sky . . . this is the best time of day at the Rancho; I love it.
RR Readers may have noticed that posts are fewer of late. This is because I’ve been working on a new project, one that is taking up more of my time than expected. Because of this RR will be going dark for the foreseeable future. I do hope to be back at some point but in the meantime: Thanks everyone!