Garden tour of five special gardens featured by Orcas Island Garden Club
Orcas Island Garden Tour
Prisk Native Garden
Prisk Elementary School in Long Beach is fortunate to have the most amazing native garden. The garden was started in 1996 by teacher, Candy Jennings, and three dedicated volunteers. The
Superbloom? Well, maybe, but the desert is magnificent with or without all of the hype. In fact, I enjoy the more secluded spots on enticing dirt roads in the desert.
Devil’s Punchbowl hike
We hiked Devil’s Punchbowl trail to Devil’s Chair over Memorial Day weekend. It was a gorgeous spot. And there were a surprising number of wonderful wildflowers and amazing manzanitas. The
Summer was too short and way too busy. I spent most of it driving. Drove from LA to NYC, and back again. Then flew back east for another family gathering.
I am collecting acorns from Engelmann oaks here in South Pasadena. Engelmanns, also known as Pasadena or mesa oaks, are not only rare and unusual, but magnificent as well. When
Road my bicycle to the train station, parked it, took Gold Line to Chinatown and walked from there to the not-so-grand Grand Park, ate ice cream, walked to Pershing Square,
A typical city
Mumbai is about as urban a place as one can imagine. Cars, bicycles, trucks, carts, cows, people, dogs, cats, horses, motorcycles, scooters, and autorickshaws dart around in a frenetic dance
Be back soon
We have been traveling since July 8th and are scheduled to return home in two days. It has been a great trip but, as is usually the case, as we
The Huntington Ranch
Wild sage and buckwheat in the foreground. I am going to say something tantamount to heresy: Although I recognize how amazing the Huntington Botanical Garden is, I don’t really love