Last Wednesday I took a look at the Central Garden located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles; this week, it’s the beautiful art and architecture of the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. I feel like this episode really only whets the appetite for everything that is available to view in this amazing art collection — it makes me rather […]
Neither of these two flowering shrubs are native to the areas where I found them; the snowbells originate in China, Korea, and Japan, so I can’t help wondering how this one came to be in bloom above the shores of Folsom Lake. The Pipevine Swallowtails don’t seem to mind the taste of something exotic! Although these shrubs are actually native […]
Although our photographer certainly enjoyed outings to places like the Gold Country, the San Joaquin Delta, and Gladding McBean in Lincoln, it’s very clear she also spent plenty of time tending to her beautiful home garden. As a person who has never been bitten by the gardening bug (although every other sort of bug seems to zero in on me), […]
Here are a few more of my images from Doggy Day at Denio’s in late April. Nothing will convince me that these dogs do not take this event very seriously — well, most of them, that is! Why else would they be so eager to get a look at their winning trophies, and making sure their beloved masters don’t wind […]
A nesting pair of ospreys and a gaggle of acorn woodpeckers, seen at Lake Berryessa’s Steele Canyon Campground, April 2022.
I think this sleek little feline has called on me before, but this time she was much less demanding. She noticed me relaxing on my front porch and moved in for a closer look; but after a quick once-over she moved on to all her other daily appointments.
I’ve never visited the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and I may never get the chance to wander through the museum or the gardens. But the good news is that Huell spent a good bit of time exploring this cultural jewel, and for the next two Wednesdays I’m featuring the episodes he filmed there, showcasing the Central Garden and the […]
More brilliant spring blooms and whimsical garden decor from the photographer’s home garden, May 2010.