[gardeners] Re: Our gardens

Bob Kirk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 21:00:48 -0500 (CDT)

> My name is Joy, and I live in the Santa Cruz mountains on about 30 acres of
> a community owned property....
> .... 
> I love my ranch!

   I can well imagine. Remember desperately driving back & forth on the
ridge road above - ?Redwood City, I think - because someone with a rather
less than perfect command of English had given me bass-ackwards directions
to one of the more famous California native plant nurseries.... the old
German lady, who I later learned favors European interns; you can probably
name her in an instant.
   And thinking, hey, these beautiful high dry hills look a lot like a few
parts of northeast/northcentral Kansas I sometimes have occasion to drive
through in summer on the way to the closest thing we've got around here to
a free beach.
   Also, on finally discovering the correct road and turning right and right
and right again back down into the not-exactly-northern-California redwoods,
(near closing time didn't help but can hardly be blamed for all) thinking
that I wouldn't come down that road again even to kill myself, because it
was too damn depressing.
   Not, I imagine, that *real* redwoods would affect me much differently. 

> I love Santa Cruz!
   Yeah, if it wasn't for all the damn vampires....


Supposes there are better candidates for the "Santa Carla" of the movie,
but at the time did think he recognized bits and pieces of the pier, etc.