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, July 6, 2014

Cool Breezes

Cool ocean breezes sweep 
across my skin
smelling of freedom
from the confines of big city
with its press of tall buildings
and busyness~

Water moves in sweeping ripples
as the breeze pushes toward me
Tiny ripples in the pond when breezes quicken
Smooth stones below green water
Almost obscured~

My mind relaxes listening to sheets of water
falling on stone, falling down, down,
rushing, my skin deliciously warm~

Now I fear I have overstayed.

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns

Wildflowers, Santa Monica Mtns