The Santa Barbara Experience -- Living in Paradise, 2002
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Nikita (top) took over the heated cushion, but Gwindal manages to catch some shut-eye also.
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Bob decided to install the computers in the den off the living room while he perfected the home network. (See the little wireless box atop the monitor?) They stayed far, far too long! Maybe that means we've "got a life." There's hardly ever time to clean 
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When we first arrived in Santa Barbara, a friend recommended Kathy Dusi, a glass artist from nearby Templeton. She did some wonderful and original window coverings. This coat of arms avoids the need for a curtain. 
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Kathy helped us meet neighborhood requirements for window covering, without shutting out light. The Japanese dragon here was inspired by our stay there in 1997.
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The space surrounding the house is small, and therefore manageable. This is the more tropical side.
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And a wonderful teak bench seat in the "orchard." Limes, lemons and oranges are there, along with various clay jugs and garden critters. Also the ever-present Bougainvillea.
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Looking the other way is the back patio, with heater (my father would be scandalized!) and California Oak tree (actually leaves more like holly).
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Again, with patio extension, bench and chiminea heater.
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The "Japanese side" with bridge across water, bamboo, etc.
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...and Japanese temple dragon guarding the still pool above the waterfall.
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Five more views of Gwindal - May 2002
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Five more views of Gwindal - May 2002
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Five more views of Gwindal - May 2002
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Five more views of Gwindal - May 2002
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Five more views of Gwindal - May 2002
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And kitties again, keeping track of the neighborhood.
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