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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Speak for the Trees

I am a Eucalyptus Tree. I am not Native to So California; I am from Australia. I have been living here for 50 years. Long ago, loving hands planted me here.

I have been a Windbreak, keeping cold winter winds from their House. I have been Shade, keeping the Summer's Heat from their House. I have been Home & Refuge for countless birds and squirrels.

But now, this year, THEY say I must go! THEY want to cut me down with a chainsaw because .. I am not Native. "Rid us of these invasive species," THEY say. They care not for all I have done for them. I cannot run, as I have no legs.

They hear not my VOICE as I try to tell them, "I AM alive! I feel! I have done no harm!" For they cannot hear me. "Speak for the TREES, as they have no tongues..."(Dr. Seuss)

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns