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…

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Read more about the article Visit from a former co-worker yesterday
Dahlia flowers and petals, crocosomia seed heads, daisy whose name I don't know, virgin's bower clematis

Visit from a former co-worker yesterday

Had a lovely visit from a former co-worker yesterday. She's an expert on internet security at kp.org. I learned a lot from her, back in the day. She's still working…

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Read more about the article The pepper tree berries
Dahlia, hollyhocks, pepper tree berries, stock, anemone petals, pansies, feverfew

The pepper tree berries

The pepper tree berries come from my quick trip to Los Angeles. My grandson was here for five days. We had such a wonderful time, he is such a joy.…

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Read more about the article Evening light in July
Dahlia, breath of heaven, daisy petals, zinnias

Evening light in July

Evening light in July. There's a skylight above, and two large windows on the west and north sides of the studio. This can make it hard to get the lighting…

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