I've been looking through old photos recently and found these from our trip to California in 2009. I can't believe it's been so long since we visited. This is one of my favorite gardens of all time. Peace and serenity fill this special place.
One of the things I loved about California was the bougainvillea. I wish we could grow it in Maine, but unfortunately, that will never happen.
I remember this garden was filled with birds. There were birds nesting in the rafters of this veranda and little hummingbirds flitted among the blossoms.
I loved all the missions we visited on that trip, but Carmel was my favorite.
I hope someday I will be able to visit Carmel Mission Gardens again.