Category: backyard

Opa’s Garden super bloom! Golden poppies ((Eschscholtzia californica), the state flower of California, have bloomed intensely across the state this year after all of the winter rains this past season. Such a beautiful sight to see them take over the space where Opa’s Garden was too! 

For those who are curious, we will not be including the garden as part of our rebuilding yet. Our main focus at this time is to rebuild the house. There are still other obstacles to growing a garden again which we will tackle down the line (i.e. no water lines, garden bed frames need to be rebuilt, and we don’t have fences built so the garden would be very vulnerable to wildlife in the area). 

So happy to see these sunflowers. 

So happy to see these sunflowers. 

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plant. 

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plant. 

Wild turkeys making themselves at home. 

Wild turkeys making themselves at home. 

We found a little frog while working! 

We found a little frog while working! 

One of the many tomato plants that’s popped up around the property on its own that even has tomatoes growing on it!