Happy New Year

The buses run free of charge tonight, there’s street music and food downtown, so we’re going to bundle up, step out, and see what the city has to offer this New Year’s Eve.

Reflecting on my first year in “narcissistic journalism” leaves me uncharacteristically mute.
All I can say is, these are truly interesting times. In spades.


And looking at beautiful things like grevillea helps. A lot.


Grevillea ‘Superb’ and I wish you all a warm, safe, superb New Year’s Eve. I’d wish us all happiness in 2011, but I tend to agree with Fran Lebowitz, that happiness is a sensation, not a condition that can be attained and then sustained indefinitely. That sounds plain exhausting.

Oh, for gosh sakes, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(P.S. MB Maher is looking for winter-luscious gardens in Orange and San Diego Counties to photograph, so drop AGO an email or comment if you have any suggestions.)

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6 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Happy New Year, Denise! One of my personal goals for 2011: more grevilleas.

  2. Happy New Year to you! Great shots of the Grevillea, my one and only G. seems to be powering right on through the cold weather like a champ. 2011 looks to be the year I acquire a couple more.

  3. Denise says:

    What a great goal, Jane.
    Loree, so nice to have some champs, isn’t it? We’ve had temps in the high 30’s, and some plants are showing their displeasure — how wimpy is that?

  4. Grace says:

    Happy New Year to you Denise. Those photos look like they could have been taken by Fran herself. Beautiful! And also, um, it’s my understanding that jouraling is supposed to be narcissistic. 🙂 May your 2011 be filled with more of what you love.

  5. Saucydog says:

    Just visited both San Diego Botanical (in Encinitas) and The Sherman Library and Garden – both would be excellent choices for winter luscious gardens!

    (Disclaimer: anything looks luscious when you’re visiting from the east coast at this time of year!)

  6. Denise says:

    Thanks, Lisa! I hope you were treated to a few patches of clear sky while you were there.

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