Thursday, May 28, 2009

a wild iris?

We lived in this house a couple of years before we saw a bloom on this down at the end of our driveway; this year there are at least a dozen blooms. It sure looks like an iris-- and becomes an interesting seedpod full of red seed/berries in the fall. Anyone recognize this plant?
P.S.-- here's a photo of those seedpods, from last fall. (click to enlarge)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Our House in History

A delightful little book of our town's history was just published (big thanks to Lesa Tanner & the Graton Community Club), including this photo of our house taken in 1936. The following picture is as it looks today. You can see that camellia bushes appear to swallow the porch (actually one of them reached all the way to the peak when we moved in)... we like the visual buffer from the street which they provide, but it may be time to prune them back some more.
The final photo shows the building down the street which now houses my studio-- in its earlier life as an apple processing plant.

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