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 Kent Beauty Oregano
Kent Beauty Oregano, horsetail fern fronds, pepper tree berries, coriander seed

Kent Beauty Oregano

I love this Kent Beauty ornamental oregano, so delicate and sweet. I think it's named for Kent because it looks a bit like hops, which are widely grown in Kent, UK.…

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