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Gang of three

I had an unexpected close encounter while hiking down the trail towards Snipes Ravine yesterday morning (walking distance from my house). Most of the deer I’ve spotted on or near […]
Gang of three

Alcea rosea

A hollyhock flower, known in Japan as aoi (葵), was incorporated into the official seal of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan, and through this influence has maintained importance in modern Japanese culture… The […]
Alcea rosea

Cactus flower

If I had gotten up a little bit earlier this morning, I would have been able to capture these cactus blooms without the challenge of full sunlight. But they were […]
Cactus flower

Turtle Pond

I discovered this small pond at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens. We were visiting on a warm day and only had an hour to look around, but it’s a great […]
Turtle Pond