Monday, May 8, 2017

May 2017 Garden

The fragrant classic, Mr. Lincoln

Dianthus and a small rose bush.

My 3rd year marigolds. I planted a pony pak in this hanging container back in 2015. last year & this year, they came back from self-seeding. There are some dozed or so growing in the ground also.

Two mini roses

The great Chrysler Imperial. It is always very fragrant.

Two ferns bundled up together. They came that way in the pot at the store.

Japanese Lace Fern

Climbing red rose that grew from the rootstock. Two of the horses in the background.

Pansies in a pot. Sword fern in the background.

Two rose bushes with pink roses.

My Velvet Rose, named because it looks like velvet. 

Multiflora and multi-colored, and very free blooming.
Fern Garden.

Both fern gardens.

Just planted, a lovely single-petal rose.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ember Serene

Photos taken 1992

Ember Serene was one of our first two Morgans. She was sired by Ember Medallion (Moro Hill Medallion x Caven-Glo Lisa, by Lippitt Moro Alert) and out of Rosemont Gay Bess (Moro Hill Gay Ethan x Kedron Betsy Ross, by McAllister). 
Foaled in 1976, we got her in 1980 as an unhandled 4 yr old. She was a good riding horse who had three chosen speeds--fast, faster, and Go-Like-Hell. This suited my husband just fine.
She had three foals: 1983-SSM Dream Fire, by Ember Ethan Dandy; 1988-SSM Bull Jerome, by Moro Hill's Micah; 1990-SSM Zebulon Bullrush, by Clarion of Quietude. Jerome was sold but we kept the other two until their deaths. 
She was a good horse & I miss her still.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fish--a darn Good Horse

We bought her in May 1978 when we lived in Alta Loma. She was to be my husband's first horse. Really a FIRST horse as his horse experience at that time was nearly nothing. She was said to be part Morgan and maybe she was. 
She was a good trail horse, only spooked at a certain "Killer Weed" on one trail. She was truly the red you see in the photos. She came with us when we moved up here. In late 1983 or 1984, my vet aged her at "over 26 yrs., maybe 27 or 28." She died of old age in Spring 1992. 
I have many Fish stories and often think of her still. She helped to teach us what a good horse could be.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Here is the herd, turned out on the property to do what horses do best.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Blue Ceanothus

The blue ceanothus are blooming! We never had the blue ones right here; the closest were about 5 miles down the road. But now there are ever so many blooming up on the hill. These photos did not capture the deep dark blue. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Ceanothus are Blooming!

The rains were just right for a massive blooming of the white ceanothus this year. Each plant is heavy in flower & they are all blooming. Those of us who are old-timers here cannot recall a bloom like this one.
This is Willow who sees no use for them as they do not taste good so horses cannot eat them.

Kenels Amarillo Meg

Very pregnant! Photo from 1996. In early July she foaled SSM Autumn Wind (by SSM W Nicholas Moro) who is still here at coming 20 years old.