Wednesday, May 11, 2011

fragrant May

After days of fog and wind, our sunny skies are back. And no one fails to mention each beautiful day.

"We are so fortunate," says a friend.
"It's a perfect day!" replies another.

And my neighbor, Ellen, who was born in Germany, and is 89 years old, looked up at the sky yesterday and said, "I call that color Mediterranean blue."

Right now, at the Rose Garden, across from the Santa Barbara Mission, the scent of roses drenches the air like liqueur.


  1. Anitra, as always these photos are simply gorgeous!! Not a cloud in the sky!! I'm so jealous!!

    I noticed that the lilacs in my back yard were out today, and my huge cherry tree is covered in white blossoms. We've had so much rain there will be an abundance of cherries this year!! Now...if only I could see the sun for more than 5 minutes!!

    Happy Spring!!

  2. Hi Mark,

    So good to hear from you. Glad you like the photos. We savor these sunny days, as this time of the year, fog is always lurking. Your cherry tree sounds beautiful. Sure hope the sun shines on you this spring.

    Thanks for you good wishes, ~ Aneet

  3. Jonathan ChesterMay 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Hi Aneet,

    Yes, that sky is absolutely beautiful.A blue that is like no other. In fact, I can smell the roses from here!

    Just got back from Cooperstown and Anitra,just wanted you to know that I wore number 8 proudly. It's quite incredible to play shortstop on a major league caliber field!

    Wishing you the sunniest skies! Jonathan #8

  4. Hi Jonathan,

    It sounds like you had an exciting experience in Cooperstown. I'm honored that you are #8! I'm glad that springtime is treating you well. Always lovely to hear from you Jonathan.

    My Regards, ~ Aneet

  5. Hi Anitra-

    Well it's good to see that the technical problems with the blog have been worked out. That being said, these are some beautiful pics. Like I mentioned to you previously, it's as if the Mission's garden was wrapped in a red ribbon of roses. What a treat for the eyes.



  6. Hi Joseph,

    So good to hear from you! Yes, the technical problems were quite disconcerting, with posts disappearing and then reappearing -- some getting lost altogether. Hope that doesn't happen again.

    Delighted you like the photos, and so enjoy your poetic analogy of the red ribbon.

    Thanks for your insights Joseph, ~ Aneet

  7. Hi Anitra,
    Your photos are quite the tease, since we've had such a long rough winter and soggy spring so far here in Boston. They remind us that good things will come to those who wait....and wait...

    Take care,

  8. Terry,

    So nice to hear from you. They say braving the East Coast weather builds character. I know it's true. And boy, when spring finally delivers, it does so in spades.

    Enjoyed getting your perspective. Wishing you some glorious days ahead, ~ Anitra