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.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anna's Hummingbirds, the Hummingbirds of Winter

Manzanita, (Arctostaphylos_pungens) Photo Courtesy of Las Pilitas Nursery

“Why not stay on with us and be jolly?”  Ratty, Wind in the Willows

Ah, the late afternoon sun in the native garden, how it warms my face.  I wait for my friends, the hummingbirds.  I hear them clicking in the trees and know that they will be here soon.  Yellow leaves litter the ground.  It is that time of year when most birds have plans for a southern vacation.  Indeed, many of them have gone already.  And it is sad for us: we will miss them Why can’t they stay and see what fun we have right here?  Why must they go?

Luckily, my hummingbird friends are staying ALL winter. ... continue reading

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog, I enjoyed looking it over and look forward to more! I really like the pictures.


Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns