It’s acorn season here

It's acorn season here. They're dropping on the ground, and the deer are feasting. These showed up in Molly Brown's botanical drawing class. I am a person who always said they…

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Read more about the article This morning’s walk was frosty
Teasel, madrone bark, strawflowers, palm nuts, and some kind of locust tree seed pods

This morning’s walk was frosty

This morning's walk was frosty, made me grateful once again to live where I do, to have morning walks, friends to walk with, and so much more. This mandala is…

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Read more about the article Having internet problems
Crab shells, horsetail fern tips, hare's tail grass, pieces of scabiosa seeds, and unknown flower heads from Santa Monica Mountains

Having internet problems

I'm having internet problems with this blog, so am behind on posting this one that I made on Sunday. Was clearing out the shelves with all the materials I've used…

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Read more about the article Today is my father’s birthday
Buckeye nut, pyracantha berries from Trinka's, dried zinnia, horsetail fern

Today is my father’s birthday

Today is my father's birthday. He was a Soviet analyst in the CIA, specializing in interpreting and conveying what the Soviet Union was doing during the Cold War. He wasn't a…

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Read more about the article A lull this morning
Pomegranate, hazelnuts, and cut up persimmon leaves

A lull this morning

A lull this morning, before the rain comes again — an atmospheric river is headed our way. Atmospheric rivers are relatively long, narrow regions in the atmosphere – like rivers…

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