Monday, January 15, 2018


The photo above is of the pier at Avila Beach. It was taken this past weekend when we spent a very relaxing time at a bed and breakfast in Santa Maria, CA. The B&B was recommended to us by friends and once I checked the place out online, I decided we needed to treat ourselves by taking a mini-vacation. The French Country Casita  was all it appeared to be and more from the online photos. French Country Casita

We’ll be sure to return in the future for another wonderful time.

While touring the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, we asked if there were any nurseries in the area. By great coincidence, there was an ACE hardware store nearby that had a nursery area. We drove over and did a bit of plant shopping for the railroad.

We were very pleased with the selection of plants, many of which I recognized from the plants used on our first garden railroad. The only thing I wasn’t able to find was a pink Breath of Heaven. They had white ones, but I really preferred the pink. I might be able to order it through Home Depot. We shall see. Meanwhile, we’ll have to get out and get some potting soil and a load of DG for the low areas of the layout.

Have a good day; be safe, be well, and please be happy. Remember to tell those you love that you love them. Happiness comes from within . . .


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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4 Responses to Monday, January 15, 2018

  1. mageb says:

    What a wonderful selection. 🙂 Now how will you keep them small.
    How is Robert?
    How are you?

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  2. tehachap says:

    We’re both doing fine. The plants will always be small — they may spread (groundcovers), but they’ll always have tiny leaves. The trees will be kept small by pruning — I took a Bonsai class years ago and so we’ll be keeping the trees trimmed to keep them at the right size/shape for the layout. I was very pleased that we found such a nice selection of ground covers. They really add dimension to the layout. Great fun!


  3. mageb says:

    Blogs are just online journals. No, Facebook isn’t the place for those involved bits of life, but this is a good place to write them out. Hugs from here.


  4. mageb says:

    I wish you would post those wonderful, real emails here. Hugs.

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