Saturday, March 17, 2007


A sunny calendula flower in the garden.

California Poppy Seedlings

A small group of seedlings out of thousands that have germinated.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Downright Tropical!

California is in the grip of an unusual heat wave. Today, the temperature got up to 83 degrees Fahrenheit! The garden is really starting to wake up and is taking advantage of the warm weather. My banana plants are starting to grow quickly, and I have rebuilt the tropical fountain set-up.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Mourning Cloak

A mourning cloak butterfly basks in the sun.

Shooting Stars

Shooting star flowers in a local wilderness park.

One of the First

One of the first California poppies of the season.

March Dianthus

A red dianthus in the garden, one of many more that will bloom.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Warm Weather!

It seems spring is finally here in the Bay Area. Temperatures are supposed to be in the high-60s to low-70's for at least another week. The warm temps have caused my garden to start growing. Soon I will get my tropical garden back together. I will post photos when everything is set...

'Victorian Gold Laced' Primrose

This primrose is a recent addition to the garden.

'Drama Queen' Poppy

I can't wait to see how this thing grows. Supposedly it will reach 4 feet tall.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

We Just Had an Earthquake!

We just had an earthquake here in the Bay Area. It was a magnitude 4.2 according to the USGS. An aftershock struck a few minutes ago as well. Items in my house fell over and pictures on the wall have been put off center. This is the biggest earthquake we've had in a while, and just more proof that California really is on shaky ground. What a great way to start off the month...