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For this year’s Mother’s Day the choice is clear… Artemisia pycnocephala ‘David’s Choice’ Artemisia pycnocephala ‘David’s Choice’ (Coastal Sagewort) – A vigorous, dense, low growing evergreen perennial with finely divided soft silver-gray foliage that grows to 1 foot tall by … Continue reading

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MOVIE NIGHT: One Man and His Cow

La vache 🙂

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The Sea Ranch in April… starting the trip early brings an extra day feeling… bright & crisp weather… wildflowers… walk by the Del Mar Landing Marine Reserve… to Salal Creek… sunset by the ocean… a beautiful half day that feels … Continue reading

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DAY HIKE: Almaden Quicksilver Park

Wildflowers… green hills… blue skies… new entrance… another beautiful day hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park!

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MOVIE: Magic in the Moonlight

Sweet… Magic in the Moonlight 🙂

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MOVIE: L’Ă©tudiante et Monsieur Henri

When you are making decisions about colleges…

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NATIVE PLANTS: Fragrant Salvias

Slowly but surely the sunny side of the backyard was conquered by sages… starting with Salvia clevelandii… Celestial Blue… Pozo Blue… Fragrant Pitcher Sage… Salvia ‘Allen Chickering’… Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’… Hummingbird Sage… Recreating the primary color trio with the … Continue reading

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DAY TRIP: Downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose… long time no see… quietly colorful…

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MARCH HIKE: Ranch San Antonio

By chance… or accident… PG&E Trail 🙂

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UC SANTA CRUZ: Upper Campus

Happily continuing on the hiking tour of UC Santa Cruz… this time on the Upper Campus… through the young redwood forest… to the graffiti tanks… ending by the ocean… It’s a beautiful campus!

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