Thursday, June 15, 2017

Prickly Treats

AZ Gardens, Stanford University

Can you imagine a better treat, than a Prickly Pear in full bud?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Scenes from Stanford Memorial Church

One of many lovely aspects of singing in Stanford Symphonic Chorus, is enjoying the stained glass windows in Memorial Church in the evening light.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pride of Madeira for a Mediterranean Climate

Beautiful Pride of Madeira
Perfect for our Mediterranean Gardens in California

Where do you find a Mediterranean Climate?
1) Southern and Southwestern Australia
2) Central Chile
3) Coastal California - and the San Francisco Bay Area of California where I live
4) Western Cape of South Africa
5) The Mediterranean Basin itself
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Mediterranean Gardens and Climate:

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wildflowers: Iris douglasiana - Hiking Contra Costa


My daughter and I spotted Iris douglasiuna while hiking around the Lafayette Reservioir, in the East Bay. We live across the San Francisco Bay from the East Bay, also known as Contra Costa - the Other Coast.

Native Iris say 'late spring' to me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mule Deer Field Trip - Hiking San Francisco Bay Area

CA Mule Deer
Walked along Sawyer Camp trail. 
Made some new friends.

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Sawyer Camp Trail, San Mateo County, Just North of Silicon Valley