New Zealand Flax
Nope, it wasn't gardening! My mom and I did, however, volunteer as docents on a garden tour fundraiser by Ventura Botanical Gardens, which is trying to raise money to build a public garden up in the hills surrounding the Father Serra cross--otherwise known as Grant Park (we were married there!). These pictures are of the Mediterranean house and garden where they held a dinner and silent auction. It is way up on the hill above downtown Ventura and the place was spectacular!
Front driveway, and below, view down the steep drive to the hillside abloom with wild mustard.
This home is owned by a cardiologist and his oncologist wife. I often hear the doctor's voice as I do transcription for the physiology department. He's one of my favorites!
Beautiful, large Spanish tile fountain at the back of the house's large patio. The outdoor kitchen was about the size of my entire downstairs.
I have never had quite this perspective on our coastline before. You can see in the distance the breakwater for our marina. It was a gorgeous day.
Dragon sculpture in a sheltered patio between wings of the home.