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…

Read more about the article A fine, soft day
Hellebore, feather, daphne leaves and bud, poppy seed pods, dietes seed pods, dried bottlebrush buds

A fine, soft day

Today is what the Irish call a "fine, soft day". In May of 1998, we took our mountain bikes to Ireland, flying into Shannon, then two buses, first to Limerick…

Read more about the article Art in times of pandemic
Field mustard, wallflowers, succulent rosette, horsetail fern, metal beads

Art in times of pandemic

I've been thinking about how to concisely express why we respond to art in times of pandemic. I don't think I make beauty because I'm in denial about how bad…

Read more about the article Groundhog Day again
Nereocystis luetkeana (aka bull whip kelp), hellebore buds and leaves, smoky topaz, iris foetidissima seeds, mahonia and Japanese maple twigs

Groundhog Day again

It's Groundhog Day again, and it seems like it's been here for the last 11 months. However, the plants aren't stuck doing the same thing day after day, and I…