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South Coast Botanic Garden

As I continue to pore over and process photos from my vacation, I get to relive the wonderful places and people I met along the way. One such treat was getting to meet fellow garden blogger Kris Peterson, whose Late … Continue reading

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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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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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Lower Suwannee Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

The Suwannee River originates in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Georgia and flows 265 miles southwesterly through upper Florida, into the Gulf of Mexico. As I child I learned Stephen Foster’s American folk song, ‘Old Folks At Home’ … Continue reading

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