Monday, May 21, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

A very uncooperative Prickly Pear - Perservere - Teenager

Prickly Pear, AZ Gardens, Stanford  University
This very uncooperative Prickly Pear keeps her face turned away. 

She knows how to use her prickles to her best advantage.

I finally catch her blooming when she isn’t looking.

Once upon a time my daughter was a teenager.

I know all about perseverance.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Time Travel 1893 - Philadelphia

Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA


Traveling back to 1893 Philadelphia
I Spy Tulips To Gladden My Desk
Little Changed Here - 125 Years Away in My Home-Time
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Prima Donna - In Bloom

Barrel Cactus
Stanford University Arizona Gardens
Prima Donna
Is Her Bloom Worth Her Bite?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinnacles The Old Latch at Bacon Ranch


The Ranch - Pinnacles
Ben's Wife Orea Called To
Him -Husband Supper!

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Pinnacles is 25 miles from Hollister CA
Known for Condors, Caves - Take Flashlights-, Very Warm Summers
Bacon Ranch is a quarter mile from the Campground - It's highly accessible
Reservations for Camping are Challenging - Check Early 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Baylands in Bloom (Wildflowers, Palo Alto Baylands, CA, Silicon Valley)

I used to call you a Compositae
As I thought I was more sophisticated you became Asteraceae
You're a Daisy
Such a Big Family You Come From
Do You Know That, Little Darling?

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Praise Ye, the God of Brass! - Rehearsal Bing Concert Hall Stanford University

Belshezzar Commanded . . .
Praise Ye, the God of Brass!
Brass Players are an Essential part of this Symphony.
As are Choral Singers Like Me!
Stanford Symphony Performs 
William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast 
This Coming Weekend