A very interesting feature of the Steinhart Aquarium is a clear tunnel under a moat in the Rain Forest. Looking up, you see fish, trees, people and sky.
Spring in northern California is heralded (for me) by the blooming of California and Icelandic Poppies. One, very natural, the other, not-so-much. Still, it means color and contrast are coming soon.
Rain has begun in earnest and it seems to mark a seasonal transition. Shorter days are upon us and Halloween can’t be too far away.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
After an early morning at the Golden Gate and a most welcome rest stop at Peets, we headed to Muir Woods National Monument. It is an astonishingly beautiful place that’s very hard to capture in photographs. There are deciduous trees … Continue reading
Mendocino Coast Botanical Graden
Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Park.
I first saw this flower in Oregon and added it to my own garden some years later. It grows from corms and self propagates. In New Zealand it is considered an environmental weed. Photographed at a school near my home.
Last evening while a good friend and I were in the John Muir National Historic Site for a glimpse of the full moon rising over Mt. Diablo, we met up with a Park Ranger who was going to lead a … Continue reading
Honeybees again, this time on Buckwheat. Amazingly busy and resourceful creatures.
Another view in the Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve. It was hard to not be faced with multiple choices in all directions. It’s truly a magical, Harry Potter-esq forest. I’d not be surprised to see a door into a … Continue reading
The Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve has a modest face on the highway but a fabulous surprise awaits inside. It’s mixed oak forest with fantastic shapes and curves and looks like something from a Harry Potter movie. This particular … Continue reading