Over the weekend we learned there is a lake a short drive from our apartment. Technically a reservoir, Lake Temescal is situated in the hills next to a freeway, and offers fishing docks, a swimming beach (the season starts next month), picnicking, and some uphill trails. The park isn’t large but on this warm Sunday it was well populated and very pleasant.
Can you spot the bird in the below photo?
Erik stands by a cool rock formation and gorgeous trees.
If spring isn’t here yet, the weather is certainly giving a good imitation of it. I’ve gone from shivering to sweating seemingly overnight. I hope this doesn’t mean an intense, early summer — you know how I am about heat!
If it stays mild and pleasantly breezy, however, I’m looking forward to spending some time on our little back deck. Yesterday I went to a fascinating estate sale. There was an incredible amount of Arts & Crafts furniture and décor, California pottery, typesetting equipment, and a big yard full of potted plants, many of them in rather lovely pots. I wandered around dazed for a bit, then picked out a small assortment and brought them home. Later in the afternoon I returned for more.
I’m thinking I should put a chair out here!
Definitely, you need a chair – maybe two. A lovely little green space.
We found a chair! 😀 I will include a photo in an upcoming post!
Looks like a good start!
Thanks, Angelina! I just hope I can manage to keep all those plants alive. 😉 My past record is very mixed where plants are concerned!
Practice makes perfect, perhaps? 😉 Maybe I’ll go plant hunting this weekend. I’ve never kept plants before!
Let’s hope the practice helps, though I think it’s just as likely to be climate. 😉 This new spot gets more sun and less wind than our old house did, so I’m hoping the plants will like that!
It looks like you got yourselves a nice place. 🙂
It hits so many of my criteria for a good place — both the “have to have” and “nice to have” type of wants. 🙂
Nice! The pictures of Oakland are lovely. Beauty everywhere if we look closely enough, right? Ain’t it cool when you find some good “finds” at those estate sales?
Definitely beauty everywhere. And I love estate and garage sales! I’ve become really hooked on them (not for the first time in my life) and if I go a weekend without visiting any (as I did this past weekend) I feel like I’ve been slacking! 😉
You, a slacker? Never that! You were probably doing soaking up life somewhere else.
Hehe, aww, thanks for the vote of confidence, Empress! I guess what some people would call slacking we call soaking up life. 😉 I’m slowly, slowly making my peace with that! (Can you tell I was raised by people who don’t like to sit still?!)
Yes, I can! And that my friend, is a good thing. Sit, stand, lie, enjoy, sip, stir, soak it all up!