Tag Archives: In Bloom

Super Bloom, the Prequel, 2016 (Death Valley Edition)

Two years in a row, two different deserts in California, two “super blooms.” This year (2017) we visited Anza Borrego State Park, located in the Colorado Desert of California (is that like the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?). We were … Continue reading

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Super Bloom, the Sequel, 2017 (Anza Borrego Edition)

Ok, I might have missed the peak of the bloom by a week or two. We spent the first weekend of April in Anza Borrego, a state park in eastern San Diego County. It’s hard to time these things just … Continue reading

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Petal Drop LA (02) – The Jacaranda Edition

Something magical happened the last weekend in May. A Cemex concrete plant was converted into a jacaranda blossom processing factory and a mysterious message appeared along the LA River. A few smaller scale vignettes were sprinkled between the two main sites. As this … Continue reading

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Sierra Madre *Wistaria Festival

I’ve lived here most of my life and have never had a chance to get to the Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre – until today! It only happens one day each year. The single plant, which is more than 100 … Continue reading

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The Plants are Confused

This weather is not what we expect in January and it’s not doing us any favors, either. We could really use some rain, but there’s none in sight. Meanwhile, the plants are confused. These Kniphofia, or “Red Hot Pokers” usually … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Venice Garden Tour, May 2013

The Annual Venice Garden Tour was May 4th — almost a month ago. Yes, that is how long it takes me to download a few photos from my camera. It was a gorgeous day, spent with some favorite friends, with … Continue reading

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Chasmanthe with Choresia Trunk

It’s Chasmanthe season again (at Offramp Gallery).

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