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Month: May 2019

Joshua Tree National Park

Last week I went to Yucca Valley to visit my daughter who lives and makes pottery there. Check out her website, zzieeceramics, and Etsy site to see or purchase her pieces. On June 8th and 9th she will be selling her work at the West Coast Craft Fair, so unless you can visit her in SF, you may have to wait a few weeks to get an online response. Cottage Cheese Vase from zzieeceramics She took a break from throwing, glazing and firing to join me on a botanical foray in Joshua Tree National Park. There were a surprising...

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What’s Blooming?

The South Pasadena – Arroyo Seco Woodland & Wildlife Park (a mouthful for the South Pas Nature Park) is still ablaze with colorful blooms. Here’s a list of what is flowering right now. Did I miss anything? (Picture gallery follows) Blooming Now Black Sage (Salvia mellifera) Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea) Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea) Bush Sunflower (Encelia californica) California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica) Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata) Giant Rye (Elymus condensatus) Globe Gilia (Gilia capitata) Golden Yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum) Heartleaf Penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia) Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) Purple Sage (Salvia leucophylla) Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)...

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