Category: opas garden

Savoring fall figs from our mission fig tree that survived the fire and watching the new house take shape. 

A midsummer tomato haul from my parents’ garden. 

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). 

On April 9th, exactly 1.5 years after the fires, we broke ground on the property. 

A late photo update of the property taken in March. 

This is what resiliency looks like and what hope feels like. Head up, heart strong. 

This is what resiliency looks like and what hope feels like. Head up, heart strong. 

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and pick sunflowers from our property still this summer. 

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and pick sunflowers from our property still this summer. 

So happy to see these sunflowers.