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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Read more about the article It’s not about perfection
Hydrangea, alstroemeria petals, fraises du bois strawberries, radicchio flowers

It’s not about perfection

It's not about perfection! I often have a race with the light when photographing my mandalas. If the sun is too high, the light coming through the skylight is too…

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Read more about the article Feeling so much gratitude today
Hollyhock, clay beads, clematis

Feeling so much gratitude today

Feeling so much gratitude today. In spite of the pandemic, the political scene, etc., my life is full, and today is a good day. I've already been on one walk, and…

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