Posted on June 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM
Sakai wanted a studio in the desert. He liked Tehachapi, which is in the high desert, near Lancaster. The high desert is cooler than the low desert and the vegetation is different. When I first went there in April, there were cherries and apples in bloom. Then I visited again in May, and I saw lilacs and wild poppies blooming everywhere. The area is known for the wildflowers and oak trees.
When we sold our house in Santa Monica in April, Sakai decided to pursue his idea of a studio in Tehachapi. He(we) bought a horse ranch in Cummings Valley. No horses though. Everyone thought it was a crazy idea. I thought it was crazy, too. And still wonder if it was. But I am slowly being converted because the valley is so beautiful.
I will be blogging about our ranch more. I picked some wild flowers that grow on our ranch. The only flower whose name I know is the purple and lavendar lupine. They look nice in the copper pot in my office in Pasadena.
Maybe this dual life will work after all.