Earlier today, I played this video for my friend Janet, since we kept singing it throughout the day. It’s one of those songs that just makes you want to move. In fact, I got up and started shuffling like they did… and I was WINDED about 1/3 of the way… which reminded me how out of shape I was…
I saw this tree at one of the gardens in the Vallejo Garden Tour. I thought it was a Manzanita tree, but the owner told us that is was actually a Strawberry Tree, which I’ve never never or seen before. The tree has reddish branches and trunk and has edible berries in various stages of development, ranging in color from white to red.
I went on a shopping spree and purchased a whole bunch of new plants.
I just bought two tickets to the Vallejo Garden Tour 2011 which is coming up on Sunday. This year’s theme is “A Community of Gardens“. The tour features eight local gardens (private homes) and two community gardens. The Loma Vista Farm and the Vallejo Community Garden at Mare Island.
I haven’t received the progrm and map yet, so I’m not sure exactly where the home garden are yet. Hopefully, they will be as lush and inspiring as the previous years that I’ve gone. I got my camera ready and I’m sure I’ll take tons of photos…
– Official website (although not updated with 2011 info):
– Vallejo Naval & Historic Museum:
– Vallejo Naval & Historic Museum blog:
– Visit Vallejo website: