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Everyday Ramblings

by noko

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The planting next to the track across the big street yesterday in between rain squalls. Still, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air. And I was fully geared up getting ready for our trip to ...


2 days ago

House and Garden

This is the street I live on that my kitchen window and bedroom windows face yesterday morning as I was coming home from the garden for the next to the last time this season. I pulled everything...


6 days ago

Watch Cat

Mrs. Sherlock had been riding over near here on Saturday and she wanted a flat not too ambitious walk on Sunday, so we went back on foot. This is a creek that runs through the southeast part of ...


October 14, 2021

Going To the Dogs?

This is another shot from “my” bus stop of the grocery I go to. I love the shape and color of the orange tree. This is the prime week here for gorgeous orange foliage. Thursday is my down day. ...


Except for walks and the occasional medical appointment and trips to visit Mrs. and Mr. Sherlock at home the only place I go anymore is the grocery. This is “my” bus stop this morning. The Orego...


October 09, 2021

Wily Cat - Long Memory

There was much discussion of zinnias on our neighborhood walk today but I think this row of them along this fence line is perfect. We saw our first ripening pomegranates and persimmons of the ye...


I just like this picture, the composition. Neither the color nor the shape of the dahlia is my cup of tea (Carlo would love it, Carlo only wants to play with the pink toys), but the shape, vibra...


So here is one of the espaliered trees in natural light from last week. Other than straightening the shot slightly I didn’t adjust it in any way. I’d much rather go back and shoot again than man...


I took this Sunday morning on my walk with Mrs. Sherlock and Frieda. Mrs. Sherlock went away for just a few days last week to the beach with her bike buddies and apparently Frieda moped the whol...


September 26, 2021

Slipping Into Fall

Yes, it is another Dahlia. I admit it. We are coming to the end of their blooming cycle here. After a gorgeous clear fall day yesterday the clouds are in and we are all hoping the predicted rain...


September 21, 2021

No, Not for the Faint of Heart

Okay, I admit took this in 2005. Same exact time of year, same light, same fascination with other people’s gardens. All this time I have been looking and absorbing and thinking about garden desi...


September 17, 2021

Conundrums Abound

I love this picture I took last week. I was kind of saving it for the Autumn Equinox, which I understand we make a bigger deal about here than those of you in the Southern Hemisphere. But the ra...


September 13, 2021

Nothing Serious

The aforementioned autumn crocus. I was able to teach both classes today and in the middle despite all the falderal with a late grocery delivery I was able to see a doctor. She thinks it is noth...


September 12, 2021

Trying

Let’s see, a choice between reading a 70 page well prepared .pdf from the League of Women Voters on local pesticide use or write a Prosebox post? I took this shot last Thursday walking along the...


Off the winding parkway up above my place there is this one patch of scrub hill. Over the years a desire path has appeared as a shortcut up to the hospitals. Then last February when we had the i...


September 03, 2021

Off Center

Yep. Not Perfect, Permanent or Personal. If I go back today and try to retake this shot to get it lined up it won’t be the same. The stream of time has moved on and things have changed. Still, d...


August 31, 2021

Can We Have a Reset Please?

Walking on Saturday up a part of a street in a nice neighborhood close in, I realized I had never seen this house before. It is up in the hills so it is a hike up there and we usually turn off t...


There is a house a few blocks away with a peace rose out front. I have been taking lovely, even sometimes stunning pictures of its various blooms over the years. The house is for sale by one of ...


August 24, 2021

Heaven Forfend

The garden plot on Monday. The big excitement there with the tomatoes and the basil, the volunteer zucchini, and the marigolds, is that the Zinnia has a bud! I grew them from seed, and they have...


August 20, 2021

Somewhere In Between

It is getting to that time of year where I need to start getting a little more creative with the photos I am taking, looking for the unexpected in the mundane. Our heat finally broke but we stil...


August 15, 2021

Reading History

I just like this random picture of a private garden I took on a walk a few weeks ago. It has so much character. Lately I have been a little behind on noting as there have been things to do and d...


Here in the depths of this drought laden summer it is such a pleasure to find a bright unambiguous jewel tone. I didn’t realize until this year that gladiolas are a wildflower in South Africa. T...


A new dahlia in the garden this morning. I could spend the rest of my life trying to get the angle just right on these shots, but at least you can see the full flower and the color is good. The...


August 06, 2021

Cords, I Have Cords

Messy dahlias at the garden a few days back. I can tell the heat and the turn towards fall is changing the garden. One of my plot neighbors, (the one that has been there the longest and is a bri...


August 02, 2021

Adaptations

A heat damaged magnolia flower from Sunday morning. We have had what in a more typical year would be high temperatures lately, but everything now is in our minds compared to the heat dome experi...


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