When I saw this street sign inside one of the gated Portuguese Bend communities this morning, I thought of Loretta Benedetto Marvel of Pomegranates and Paper blog and writer for Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.
Loretta, an artist, teacher of art and writer, is the most creative lawyer I’ve ever known. I knew she would get a kick out of this photo. What was I doing at Portugues Bend this morning? I attended an estate sale on Pomegranate Rd. in Rancho Palos Verdes in what is called the landslide area near Wayfarers Chapel and Abalone Cove. If any of you have driven Palos Verdes Drive South where the land slippage affects the road, it’s a scary roller coaster ride, particularly on a foggy night.
But, this whole area is so very beautiful and the communities behind the gate are like a slice of rural heaven complete with horse properties and lots of wide open space still in its natural state. You don't see that often in Los Angeles.
Knowing Loretta's penchant for beautiful things, I know she would buy a vacation home on Pomegranate Rd. if she had the money, but--she is saving for a wedding right now that you can read about on her blog.
I did not find anything at the estate sale I wanted to buy today, by the way, but driving there and back on such a beautiful day was like taking a mini-vacation.