Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Country Garden Showcase- Week 5

This week has been a mixed bag.  Cold, fog, rain, high winds, night time freezing.  Mother nature just couldn't seem to make up her mind this week.  Exhausted from fighting the winds while trying to set up my new compost containers, I gave up on trying to do anything of value outside this week and fled to the sunny, warm riverside of the Kaweah River at Three Rivers, California.  I have captured a few images that I hope you will enjoy.
 miner's lettuce below our campsite...
 THIS was our campsite...
 right along the Kaweah River
 I found a bit of mint growing along the bank...
a few blackberry vines too
 this pretty little creek ran through the park
 this orange grove greeted us as we left the campground to go to town
 This is the Shoshone Inn.  A man spent years building this beautiful oasis along the river. He even planted these palms as seedlings.  He opened his beautiful Spanish villa style retreat and closed it one month later, never to re-open again.  I wish I could have walked along the gardens inside the gate and taken pictures to share with you.  It is a really lovely place.
 That tiny speck of snow is up in the Sierras.  Inside the Sequoia National Forest.  It was the first snow of the winter.  
 Man-made, Kaweah Lake awaits all the river's water.  It's a mecca for boating and fishermen.
 Down this road lies the California Central Valley and the town of Lemon Cove.
 This cute little old gas station sits at the bottom of the hill in Lemon Cove.  My hubby loves it so I got a few pictures.
Orange groves below the Sierra foothills...

I hope you had better luck at your place this week, I am getting cabin fever BAD.  I'd love to see some happy sunny gardens...   Thanks for stopping by.

It's time to link up a post about what's been going on at your garden, farm, homestead or ranch this week.

Let's get to hopping!!!

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