WordPress really managed to confuse me this morning as I looked back to confirm that I was indeed on Week 20 of this particular series: it seems that I created Week 19 a little bit ahead of schedule — back in mid May. For a few minutes there I couldn’t find it on my list of published posts and started […]
In the middle of the night I had what seemed at the time a brilliant inspiration for Throwback Thursday, although I remember thinking it would take a fair bit of work to put together. Alas, when I woke up this morning I had absolutely no clue what that fantastic idea may have been (and maybe it’s just as well)! So […]
A few of the items seen for sale recently at Denio’s in Roseville.
It’s a tough life as I try to make the most of my handful of days on the Mendocino coast. While I’m having a blast shooting the profusion of wildflowers and spotting new (to me) butterflies, I’m missing out on the chance to just sit and gaze at the ocean for hours at a time. Difficult choices, but I’ll try […]
The colors in our photographer’s garden were really amazing and beautiful, and I’m not surprised she spent so much time filling a photo album with these pictures. Several of the blooms were already familiar to me, but there are some that I don’t recall seeing before, like the delicate Alstromeria above, also known by the name Peruvian lily.
More beautiful blooms from the photographer’s garden — mostly roses, with a surprise Tiger Lily at the end.
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 […]
More brilliant spring blooms and whimsical garden decor from the photographer’s home garden, May 2010.
After having spent the majority of the morning going through my recent images of spring wildflowers, trying to firmly identify each of them, I can tell you without a doubt that I would have never amounted to anything as a botanist. I’ve been using three books and two computer apps, and I’m still not completely sure I’ve got all of […]