Early June this summer the temperature here in Sacramento was often over 100 degrees. In the midst of our worst heat wave I was invited to join my friend Sharon for a few days in Fort Bragg. How fast can I get my bag packed!!! What a joy to spend a few days in good company, out of the heat, enjoying the Northern California coast! We both love photography and gardening so this was a perfect getaway!
We spent an entire day the the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, one of my very favorite places.
We also made a visit to the beautiful Digging Dog Nursery in Albion (Yes, I bought plants!). This nursery is worth a visit just to see the beautiful gardens. The people that own the nursery are very friendly and helpful and you will see some plants that are not as common here at home. They were good about making sure that the plants I chose would do well in our climate and were drought tolerant.
The Airbnb room that my friend booked couldn’t have suited us better! The room was open and airy, very comfortable. The husband of the couple that own the home is a photographer; his photographs adorned the walls and antique cameras were on display! The wife is an avid gardener and we enjoyed discussing plants, soil and Annies Annuals while taking in her lovely yard. Icing on the cake, she has herding dogs!!! A match made in heaven!!!
We also made a visit to the Point Cabrillo Light House and took the Pudding Creek Express Skunk Train before heading back into the valley heat! This was a wonderful trip!