Friday, February 29, 2008

season of pink trees

Yes, while I've been lying in bed almost too sick to notice, spring has been arriving in earnest. Top two, a dwarf peach (foreground, with plum? behind) across the street at Steve & China's; two of our plum tree, where a flock of small birds appeared to be nibbling on blossoms today; and a magnolia one block over.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


1) I *wish* we could grow lupine like this, seen out on a recent walk.

2) Euphorbia, of a low-growing sort.

3) Ceanothus out in the front yard, with euphorbia to the left & rosemary to the right.

Monday, February 25, 2008

a few pics...

...picture uploading very buggy today. I'll try again later.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

someday, flickr

Yes, someday, I too will know how to use the fabulous flickr photo site.
Until then, these are from the flickr photos of Rosemary.
Spring IS on the way.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sorry to say, I don't know what this is... is it in the poppy family?
In any case, in various shades of violet, these are coming into bloom on the campus where I teach...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

unstaged still-life

Honestly, what first caught my eye was the morning sunlight illuminating some quite impressive cobwebs. You hardly even see 'em in the afternoon! Then I noticed that this was a rather pleasing assortment of stuff-- it's a shelf in our laundry area, above the washer & dryer-- the place in our house where vases live, and apparently parts of old bouquets that still hold some interest.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


It's tempting call this post 'signs of spring'-- but that seems a bit premature. Yet, there are some cheerful 'signs' out there, and we've been most happy to see the sun these past couple of days...

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