Marjorie Harris: A life in the garden.

Carpinteria #5

Someone remarked that it sounds like we?re in paradise. We are. The light is ever-changing, the sunsets are spectacular and the sea fetches up the most remarkable sights. As I was calling our friends Ralph and Vivienne about dinner the other day I saw big fins moving through the...

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Carpinteria California #4

What a week. It stopped raining here in California and turned into paradise. On the home front as cousin Paul says ?the entire lower floor is on the first floor.? Everything is chaos and confusion. Since I?ve never made an insurance claim before, I?m not quite sure how things are...

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Carpentiria 3

I thought things would improve but it's continued to pour rain here. The the house is worse than I thought. My friends and family have got it all upstairs. Who'd have thought I had so much stuff. And now I'll be camping out partly in Jack's half of the...

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CARPINTERIA 2

I thought I would be looking at plants all week. It rained. I thought I?d be writing whole chapters of a new book. But I am distracted because our real home has flooded. Our house might have floated away (we?re on a stream, we have sump pumps) if cousin...

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Carpinteria California 1

CARPINTERIA CALIF 1 We have arrived in what can only be described as paradise. Carpinteria (Carp as the locals all call it) is a funky little town in between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles smack dab on the Pacific. On our way to the place we?ve rented here, I kept thinking...

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