Hollyhock House

Light filled corridor at the Frank Lloyd Wright Los Angeles masterpiece Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park.

The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Hollyhock House, reopened on Friday, February 13th, 2015, after a 3 year long restoration project. Built for Aline Barnsdall as part of her vision for an arts center, this was Wright’s first foray into Los … continue reading . . .

Succulent Sighted On Morning Walk

Morning stroll through the neighborhood with a dear friend and my new iphone.

Succulent Sighted On An Early Morning Walk. This variegated Echeveria seen growing in the community garden with Pinks in the corner of a vegetable plot caught my eye. This succulent is about 9 inches across. Echeveria come in many, many … continue reading . . .

Fragrant Rose Photo From An Early Morning Walk

Photo of a Fragrant Pink Rose in Bloom by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.

Fragrant Rose Photo From An Early Morning Walk Fragrant rose in full bloom captured on an early morning walk. At first glance this looks like a Camellia. Unlike rose bushes, Camellia bushes have no thorns, no fragrance and much larger … continue reading . . .

Camellia Blooming in the Japanese Garden

Camellia photographed in the Japanese Garden by Warren Keating, photographer.

Camellia Blooming in the Japanese Garden This blooming Camellia was captured on an afternoon stroll through the Japanese Garden inside of Woodley Park. … continue reading . . .

Camellias in Bloom

Photo of Pink Camellia in Bloom by Lisa Keating for EncinoMom.

Camellias in Bloom I am personally partial to fragrant blooms, but the Camellias bring so much color and so many blossoms to our winter gardens they are a true delight. With big waxy leaves, Camellias add beauty indoors when cut … continue reading . . .

A Cup of Tea In the Japanese Garden

Still frame from the Japanese Garden episode of California Living

Tea Service in the Japanese Garden in Los Angeles’ Woodley Park In this episode of California Living from http://EncinoMom.TV, we join volunteer Debra Phillips and host, Lisa Keating for a walk in the park. This seemingly remote Japanese Garden, designed … continue reading . . .

First Tomato Of The Season!

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Here it is; the first tomato of the season. This sun-ripened Lemon Boy was the first to the table from the vine. Right from the garden, sliced and sprinkled with a little freshly ground salt and pepper, a squeeze from … continue reading . . .

Lavender’s Green

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  Longing for the Lavender fields of Provence with only an afternoon to fulfill your dream? Set the nav for Cherry Hill, California where the blooming lavender perfumes the air, the olive and pine trees shade the lane and an … continue reading . . .

Happy Mother’s Day From EncinoMom!

Happy Mother's Day From EncinoMom!

Pitchers and flowers waiting for a party. Wishing you the Mother’s Day your heart desires.   – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone Photos by: Lisa Keating Here’s a link to a DIY project you can do today with the kids and … continue reading . . .

Encino In Bloom

Morning stroll through the neighborhood with a dear friend and my new iphone.

An overcast morning stroll through the neighborhood with a dear friend and my new iphone yielded this evidence of Spring. Photos by: Lisa Keating … continue reading . . .

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