Author Archives: Eliza Waters

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located 140 miles east of Los Angeles, encompassing 792,510 acres of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This fragile and unique ecosystem is dominated by Joshua trees that are actually species of Yucca (Y. brevifolia in the west … Continue reading

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Super Bloom

Seeing California’s spring wildflowers has long been on my bucket list. With the long drought quenched by soaking rains the past few months, this year’s bloom promised to be a big one. I am most fortunate to have friends in … Continue reading

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Encased

Oak leaf encased in ice after being repeatedly splashed by the waterfall.

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Silent Sunday

“When you believe in beauty, you can find it everywhere.” ~ Dennis Ference

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Silent Sunday

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Flora

Since it’s snowing here and they’re forecasting frigid temperatures to follow, I thought I’d head back to Florida (virtually, that is). Above is the mouth of Lower Suwannee River as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The 30-foot-tall Shell Mound … Continue reading

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Ice Dam

I was astonished to see the height of the river yesterday afternoon on my walk. Rain had poured down all day with totals above two inches, breaking up the 8-10″ thick river ice. With the ground frozen, all that water … Continue reading

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