The county of Mendocino lies 100 miles north of San Francisco, and stretches out to the Pacific Ocean. Topographically it is very rugged and is traversed through various terrains on two lane roads, some of which run through the oldest redwood forests on Earth. Those who have visited or read about this county are most likely aware that much of the mid-19th century architecture has landmark status and that the entire town of Mendocino is on the National Register of Historic Places. Thus in all the literature about Mendocino County there is much illumination about the architecture. Because the beauty of this architecture is in large part one of the attractions I have to this county I spent the morning capturing a bit of its charm which I here share with you. I hope to compliment the normal focus on gardens and plants specifically, and add more context to that which offers structure and beauty to our gardens here in Mendocino County, giving you more a feel for life in Northern California. Enjoy.
I hope you have treasured the mini-tour of Mendocino County architecture!
Love and spring blessings,
Book News: Lovely news! Plant Whatever Brings You Joy is now available in Paris’s internationally renowned bookstore Shakespeare and Company, founded by George Whitman, who, sadly, died in December at age 98. His legacy lives on and I am humbled.
An excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy is now appearing in Edge Magazine in Minneapolis; in March an excerpt will appear in Ode Magazine and another will be published in Western North Carolina Woman in April. Thank you to those editors!
If you have not seen the trailer for Plant Whatever Brings You Joy, please visit on YouTube here.
Posted on February 25th, 2012 by Kathryn
Filed under: Field Trips