Read more about the article Hot and smoky
Dahlia flower and petals, verbena, sage, Japanese anemone

Hot and smoky

It's hot and smoky. This time last year we were evacuated to Oakland, to Elmwood. I made mandalas there with a new palette of botanical species. It was super smoky…

Read more about the article I’m having a show!
Anemone, salal leaves, evergreen clematis petals, pires Japonica leaves, pansies

I’m having a show!

I'm having a show and you're invited! We can't have a reception, but if you live in the Bay Area, we can have a viewing and a visit together. I'll…

Read more about the article Anemone’s give me hope
Anemone, strawflowers, madrone sticks, hazelnuts, bottlebrush flower buds, matilija poppy seed heads

Anemone’s give me hope

Anemones give me hope. Growing athem is a delight, watching as they push up through the earth, already starting to unfurl and straighten, is part of the day’s story in…

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Read more about the article When to stop?
Flowering tip of nectaplum 'Spice Zee', eucalyptus buds, anemone petals, hellbore center, dried sage from Stunt Ranch Road Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains

When to stop?

How do you know when to stop? Today's combination came together quickly. Taking the photos, and choosing the lighting, making them look like what I had in mind, that took…