Tracey Jackson

Jun 8 2014 | 8 Comments

IS THE GRASS GREENER?

A wonderful old tree.

I spent much of last week in Southern California, where I am from. I’m not sure the grass is greener there as when things start to bloom in the east the colors are amazing.  But no question, the light in California is different.  And because of the weather they get to enjoy  the green all year round. So if you look at it that way the grass might just be greener – or at least greener for longer stretches of time.

Cactus all in pots on a roof.

Cactus all in pots on a roof.

A friend's dense, over grown, yet very manicured back yard.

A friend’s dense, over grown, yet very well planned back yard.

Little surprises nestled in the foliage.

Little surprises nestled in the foliage.

Like this guy.

Like this guy.

Just lush, lush. lush.

Just lush, lush. lush.

Fresh, green lunch.

Fresh, green lunch.

Not green, but very pretty. On their way to the Farmers Market.

Not green, but very pretty. On their way to the Farmers Market.

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Kale growing in tree shapes.

Kale growing in tree shapes.

The entrance to the San Ysidro Ranch.

The entrance to the San Ysidro Ranch.

Wall of ivy at the San Ysidro Ranch

Wall of ivy at the San Ysidro Ranch

The green hued outdoor dining room at the San Ysidro Ranch

The green hued outdoor dining room at the San Ysidro Ranch

 

  • Steppie Royes

    Simply beautiful!

  • Awleib

    How’s your mother feeling?

  • michele

    Your photographic skills just keep getting better and better! I feel as though I could simply step right into these photos, sit in a cozy chair and breathe in the green freshness.

  • penelope

    I am so sorry we missed you! I would have loved to have seen you!

    We are going to the “Catksills” for 4 days……..(never been there!! Love where we are going….Onteora! Lordy!

    Then NYC Sunday to Thursday!

    Are you there??

    Lordy! I love your pics of Santa Barbara! I understand……too many people; too little time!

    XXOO
    I have preordered your book! (at least I tried to….Amazon!!)

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    You are the best! I was only there for a brief stay. Yours was the first SB garden I ever photographed. Love to you. Im in NYC…Call me.xoxoxo

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    You are a good friend. Let’s just say they could not have gotten any worse……..

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    Aside from a cold she is well. Thank you for asking.

  • http://www.traceyjacksononline.com/ Tracey Jackson

    Pretty part of the world!