Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall Fennel - Sing it Gilbert and Sullivan (Palo Alto Baylands Field Trip)



Put on some good walking shoes.
Head to the Palo Alto Baylands.
Click on that Pirates of Penzance recording and sing along....
Foeniculi - Foenicula - Foenicula ha ha ha ha!
Fennel
It's just Fennel
No, I don't know if it's safe to eat. I wouldn't take a chance - especially as some of the nearby flowers are from the carrot family and look suspiciously like poison hemlock. Yah, that's the stuff Socrates drank and three hours later - no Socrates.
So just sing along. 
OK?
~ ~ ~
Resources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Alto_Baylands_Nature_Preserve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foeniculum

A fan of Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates of Penzance - I thought the song was called 'Tarantula' now am wondering..... Is it called 'When the foreman bears his steel'?

When the foreman bears his steel - Tarantula!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance

http://stageagent.com/shows/operetta/385/pirates-of-penzance/songs

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Currently blooming at Stanford AZ Gardens
Gorgeous white flower on your right is a Senita Cactus
This was an important food for the Senita People
Cousin Martha and I hope to visit the Sonoran Desert where Senita's grow
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Wedding Tomato - A Black Krim

Now Fruiting- Our Commemorative  Black Krim Tomatoes *
My Rosalinda
Married - San Luis Obispo
Home to this Black Krim

* Plant Purchased at San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market
 At nearby Loma Grande Ranch, Rosalinda and Joe married

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Perfume My Garden

Rosa - Blush Noisette 
Hiding in Plain Sight - Sneaky!
Perfume My Garden

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Historic Beatles Music Inspire Todays Birds!

Listen, do, ah, do
Do you want to know a secret?
Do, ah, do
Do you promise not to tell?
Oh, oh, oh, oh, closer....
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" - The Beatles
Macaws
Rainforest
CA Academy of Sciences
http://calacademy.org
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
"There are at least 17 species of macaws, and several are endangered. These playful birds are popular pets, and many are illegally trapped for that trade. The rain forest homes of many species are also disappearing at an alarming rate." Find out more at...
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/group/macaws/