..A pocketbook basket..
The rain has passed on...
and today was a beautiful Sunday in sunny Southern California. We were off to the beach at Corona Del Mar just southwest of Orange County, or the OC as they now call it on television. Newport Beach is lovely, but Corona Del Mar is my favorite with a little private beach in a cove with tide pools and rocks to climb on. I forgot my camera in the car..so no pictures but it was glorious!!
Poor daughter tried to save me from getting swept off the rocks..since I was wobbling all over the place..and she got soaked half way to her knees, shoes and all as the tide rushed in, it missed me and got her!
Bless her heart. She loves her Mom!
We first went to breakfast at Ruby's which was delicious and then off to Roger's Gardens! My first visit to a place I have always wanted to see.
I was like a kid in a candy shop..I flitted from display to ..
to display determinded to find something to take home...but..
We spent nearly two hours touring this garden/nursury and didn't see it all. I didn't think of photo's (of course) until we were back at the front..THEN I snapped a few shots to show you. Ah well...old scatterbrain here! I wanted EVERYTHING! Yes I did!!
There were little "pocket book" planters shaped exactly like a purse. I wondered if there were a real purse under all the moss..but no. That couldn't have been. I mean, could it?? No....
I think my sweet son in law was getting a little tired..Patient Husband and he found a comfortable corner with lovely patio furniture and sat in shade chatting whilest daughter and I continued to wander and dream.
..I finally picked one of these...and then later took it back! :(
I kept picking things up..peeking at the price and gently sitting them down..trying to look casual..
Mary kept giggling at me...
Getting just a bit tired..oh wait...what is that I see over there...
Ohhhh...how lovely! But I want something that will last awhile..
These??? No...I can get these at home in Riverside...
Ok...the prices here are a WEE beyond me..but it was fun looking.
Example, we walked through the outdoor furniture area and I picked up a pretty pillow sitting on a pretty chair...$350!! Time to leave this lovely place and return when money is no object! I guess that is no time soon.
So back to the front of the store..with three candles and two little cartons of tiny flowers for my bird cages..
...then INSANITY hit me and this basket went into my cart! Dear sweet husband didn't see the price or I might have walked home to Riverside! :) It has now found a home on my front porch...
Isn't it pretty?? Yeah. I think so too. You would have bought it too, right?? Right??? :) Can you tell I took this photo just moments ago? It's dark out so I used my flash..but I was in such a hurry to show you...
Those hugs and kisses are cuz you always agree with me.. It's so nice to be understood!! :)