Saturday night. Dinner from the taco truck.
Flowers opening in the garden. Suede Buttons is staggering in her cloak of winter red.
This is no joke. Miniature lemons have really sprouted on my succulent plant tree thing. Really. See for yourself.
An agave nestles in the corner of the garden. Stay out of his way and no one will get hurt.
If you prance up the walkway that leads to the door of Moss Cottage you will be boldly greeted by the blooming acacia. An entire tree waving every last one of her yellow show-stopping pom poms right at YOU. You're that special.
Oh. Could you stop at the taco truck again on Figueroa and pick me up a couple more tacos?
elisa hernandez says
I think I’ll make tacos tonight for dinner.
Fran Meneley says
These flowers are just ridiculous. Ridiculously gorgeous. And I am simply finding it incredible that you live in a place where things are blooming. It sounds like the land of OZ. My day started at 12 and got to a whopping 38 degrees. Snow covers the ground and my driveway is an ice skating rink. So seeing all this lusciousness makes me have hope for spring. And don’t get me started on the taco truck. Did you get my email on the newest issue of Saveur magazine covering LA? Let me know if you take a gander at it. Makes me want to book a flight to LA. Stat. Beautiful post. xo
I love yellow azalea. So many pinks and whites and reds. But, yellow! it’s a not so common accent.
I like your poloroidism, too!
I don’t what’s on your tacos but they look delicious! Your pictures are stunning. Making me wish for spring. Here we’re in the middle of an ice storm.
Saucy Chick Sherry says
My husband would love to eat tacos from a truck on Figueroa. You are his kind of woman – adventuresome! I am so not. We are having tamales tonight with adobo sauce but not from the street truck. Spring is just around the bend and I believe it because your plants are telling me so. Keep creating…
Carol Kitchell says
Taco truck?? Taco truck! We don’t even have a hot dog truck. If you pranced up the walkway I don’t have, you’d take off on the mud and slide clear out to the barn door, some 50 feet, and end up in a snow bank. So yes, I do like those California pictures, even if I’m a little faintly green with envy. Take another bite of that taco for me.
I am so jealous! I shovelled the front walk today for the third morning in a row–yuck!
I have some tamales from the organic store in my freezer, maybe I’ll thaw them out for dinner and make some cheese enchiladas to go with them. Here in Denver the taco trucks are mostly at factories and office buildings, not in residential neighborhoods–too bad.
Have a good Sunday; I’m looking forward to hearing about the monkey tribe, and more about your garden.
Love the photos, the tacos look scrumptious, and love the comment from you sister. She is so right!!! I love the way you use words to paint us a picture.
Thanks for sharing Paul’s site with us, it will be another fun place to visit.
It is warm here today in the South – just wonderful!
Are you getting more rain???
Marci Glenn says
Tacos on Figueroa, yum – we have taco trucks here in Oregon but not the ambience of Figueroa. My garden is coming into bloom now – very warm weather considering it is still winter. 59 degrees today! Woohoo!
Susie LaFond says
Pics are gorgeous Mary Ann. Thanks for the splash of color to my all white world of melting ice and snow. I can even see our roof again. AND the taco looks pretty darn yummy. I was going to make home made pizza tonight and do taco’s tomorrow but I may just have to switch it up.
Jane Davies says
Oh, and I wanted to say also that I like the wood panels. I’ve been thinking of working on wood lately. I have a hard time with fixed edges imposed by canvas or wood – I usually work on paper so I can cut off the icky parts. Now you’ve inspired me. THANKS!
Jane Davies says
Gorgeous photos, and also an inspiration to make a taco! In Vermont we don’t have a whole lot of those (tacos, not photos). Love the blog, and I’m intrigued by your classes. Cheers! – jane
I’d be in big trouble if we had a taco truck in my neighborhood! Looks delicious. Love your photos, and yes, the buds DO look like miniature lemons.
Mary Kozak says
oh my goodness. i am so jealous. i want that taco!!! and the flowers, oh my.
i’ve been lurking here for a month or so. found you through teesha moore’s blog and love your blog. i want to take your journal class soon. but what i really want is some mexican food and warm weather………. i’m a texan living in extreme northern new york and i’m sick of cold this year. my flower beds still have piles of snow on them, ick.
Beautiful photos! You’re lucky to have this all around, taco included 🙂
Dottie Moss says
sister, you are a genius, an artist, a master when it comes to blog lines. love, love, LOVE this line: “If you prance up the walkway that leads to the door of Moss Cottage you will be boldly greeted by the blooming acacia. An entire tree waving every last one of her yellow show-stopping pom poms right at YOU. You’re that special.”
a book in the works on Dispatch from L.A.? dream about it or wood panel it.
my hat’s off to you; you may take a bow now– you’re that special!
Mary Ann Moss says
taco truck is stationary. they set up shop down the street and dont drive around like the ice cream guys. will get pic next time i go!
You are so lucky – you have flowers, green. All I can see is snow. Still. It really loses its charm after a while.
Do you really have a taco truck? What song does it play, hopefully not La Cucuracha. I just transplanted some agave babies into their own nests and they look happy. I do trim their nails as I have children who would think it great fun to watch someone or something get pierced. My nightmare is one pushes the other face first into a thorny agave plant and both eyes are skewered. My neighbors understand, and do not think it at all odd that I manicure my agaves with the “toenail clipper.” If only all thorny problems could be so easily dispatched.
you dont really have a taco truck on the corner, god you are in heaven
susan w says
I like seeing that glimpse of walkway tile in the background.
Scrolling down from top, the caption “..dinner from the taco truck” sits atop the photo of the little succulent, so I gave it my best miscue and imagined that as your dinner from the taco truck. I am always entertained by my miscues.
Your hibiscus family certainly is luscious, you are a good flower mamma.