Welcome to my Garden Blog

Nature: wild & untouched. Photographing it, preserving it, taking walks and drinking in the landscapes as they unfold.

Gardens: touched by loving hands. Cultivated, nurtured. Drinking in those landscapes is wonderful, as well.

In my garden one enjoys some of both. Generally unpruned & wild, my plants reshape the garden as they grow.

Beyond the garden borders, natives from the Santa Monica Mtns await. Oak trees with their shady canopies. Cactus & Sage in the sun.

Always there are animal creatures to join in the fun.

I look forward to sharing some of my experiences with you as they unfold.

Friday, October 16, 2009

After the Rain

The world is so quiet without the sound of the rain, I thought to myself as I started my day. Off for a walk down the street with my dog, everything so alive & vibrant the day after the rains. Raindrops still hung to Peppercorn leaves. I missed the crunch of Peppercorns under my feet; they were all soggy and mixed with fallen leaves. My neighbor's sprinkler still blasted away needlessly.

The fog which had blanketed the sky yesterday, today instead hung low in the Canyon, a brilliant, fluffy white lit by the sun. I paused to watch it move across the hillside ..

1 comment:

  1. What a great photo!

    "After the Rain" happens to be the title of one of my all-time favorite CDs.


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns