While we were in California for the funeral and memorial service of my mother-in-law, my son and I took a long walk in her beautiful neighborhood in the Encino hills of Los Angeles. With Mother now gone, the house will be sold and so this was our chance have a last walk and take some pictures.
I've decided not to share the front of house for privacy, security reasons. However, below are some of Mother's roses.
I followed my son through the lush vegetation along the sidewalk.
What I love most about the neighborhood is all the lovely gardens.
My camera can't really do the flowers justice.
Mother lives up the street and over one from the Jackson compound (as in Michael Jackson). In fact, my younger sister-in-law went to school with Janet Jackson.
Here is one of my favorite houses...
It looks so cozy.
There are so many different types of roses in the neighborhood.
Aren't these lovely?
Another handsome home.
The view from Mom and Dad's back deck is very lovely.
Here are my two nieces and a nephew-in-law following the memorial service.
A look over into the backyard of Mother's next door neighbor.
I hope you have enjoyed a look at this Encino neighborhood. It is full of memories for all of us, but especially my sweet sister-in-law, who grew up here. We'd all love to keep the house, but it isn't practical. So, I'm glad my family had a chance to enjoy it all again..and to remember...
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Have a great one!