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Hotel California

We lost only one plant in the fire: our Sago Palm. It was never happy in the spot it was in–didn’t like the water from our sprinklers and overflow from the neighbor’s. So I had a new rosebush planted. Would … Continue reading

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Coffee Break

Hi there! I’m taking a little break from looking at hundreds of blog designs and searching for a host, etc. Have found the latter, but still looking for a design that has everything I want. Will probably have to get … Continue reading

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Survivor

After the fire, our rosebushes looked a little peaked, but I continued to water them and added some fertilizer to the soil. I’m happy to say they are doing well now, especially this red one: I also have to say … Continue reading

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New Camera

After decades of shooting with a Nikon, I made the switch to a Canon with full-frame sensor. I love my new camera, but it took me a while to learn my way around. Now that I’m used to it, I … Continue reading

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Spring Disk Cleaning and Azaleas

I have been meaning to clean up my photos for a while now. Like for two years. In my defense, we did move across the country. This week I am tackling the project and can’t believe how many shots there … Continue reading

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Cactus and Bananas and More

While the rest of the country was in a deep freeze a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in a garden taking these shots: I don’t know the name of this particular cactus, but it reminds me … Continue reading

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Will Starbucks Make You More Creative?

This is probably old news to some of you, but I just learned about a study that says the sounds of a coffee house may boost creativity. There’s actually a web site called Coffitivity which plays a coffee shop soundtrack … Continue reading

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Hint of Summer

I was leaving a nursery the other day, and liked the light on this hanging basket of petunias. The image made me think of summer, hence the title. Hope your week’s going well so far. . . . {carole}

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Indian Hawthorn

Apologies here. I meant to have my posts on Joshua Tree ready this week, but yesterday was my husband’s birthday and we’re getting ready for a trip. So, just a photo of Indian Hawthorn today. . . . I finally … Continue reading

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Echium

I’d almost forgotten one of my favorite California plants, Echium, or Pride of Madeira. They’re in bloom right now and the blue-violet color amazes me every time I see them. . . . Close-up: Did you find the bee? I … Continue reading

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