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The Succulents are Blooming
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Everywhere I look in the neighborhood, it seems that long-dormant succulents are blooming. This is a popular plant in yards and planters around here; I see them in various sizes, but never in a state of bloom like...

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Calla Lily
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Calla Lily

Feb 2, 2014 by

It rained all day, and I didn’t get very far from home. Pup is not a fan of the wet and cold; he’s only 3 and we’re in a drought, so he hasn’t had much experience with it. This calla lily always astonishes me – it’s a volunteer flower, sneaking in and making its way into the ground in the perfect spot next to...

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Palm Tree in the Wind
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Palm Tree in the Wind

Jan 30, 2014 by

Stormy skies behind palm trees always remind me of snorkeling in the rain at Anini Beach, of sitting in a hammock in front of a tentalow at the Molokai Ranch, and of the Winslow Homer watercolors of blustery Nassau skies. This is a particularly happy day, because after so many warm dry days, it finally looks as if we are going to get some...

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Crescent Moon and Venus
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I let the dog out just before dawn this morning and was stunned to see, in an otherwise inky sky, a perfect crescent moon and brilliant shining planet. Lacking the skill to take competent shots in the dark, all I can offer to mark the moment is what looks like the Batlight chasing a trail of lightening...

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