Fly on yarrow. I know, it’s just a fly. But they are really cool looking up close.

The humble clarkia

Dependable clarkia. Easy to grow. Easy reseeder. Easy on the eyes.

Anise swallowtail caterpillar on Yampah

Poppy in the sun

Lone poppy in the sun. They always make me smile.

Our first grapes!

Vitis californica, California wild grape.

Cercocarpus betuloides, Mountain Mahogany.

Love these seeds from the Cercocarpus betuloides Mountain Mahogany.

Monkey flower, Georgie’s Red?

This monkey flower was supposed to be Georgie’s Red. I’m not sure that’s what it turned out to be but it’s pretty, nonetheless.


I just love this Yampah. So does the Anise Swallowtail butterfly.

Sisyrinchium californicum, Golden-Eyed-Grass

This Sisyrinchium californicum Golden-Eyed-Grass always makes me smile.

Gilia tricolor – Bird’s Eye Gilia

Gilia tricolor – Bird’s Eye Gilia, has been blooming. I had hoped for more pollinator activity with them but they are too tiny for the bees.

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