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October 2013

Photos: Fall Arrives in the San Fernando Valley 2013

A short walk through the neighborhood today yielded these shots of some of the rare Fall color we get here in Southern California. The liquidambar trees offer a bit of red and yellow which, at least, gives a small feeling of the changing season. Here are a few pictures from the set. You can click […]

Interesting Plant: Allium Cowanii

Interesting Plant: Allium Cowanii Discovered via Pinterest User, Shirley Wilkerson   I have always found allium quite beautiful, and there is something about the color and shape of Allium cowanii that caught my eye especially. The flowers almost look like snowdrops/snowflake flowers grouped together on a larger stem. Maybe it is this similarity that makes me like […]

Video: In the garden…Prepping and Storing Dried Herbs

Today I package up the herbs (peppermint, oregano and lemon thyme) I set up to dry in a previous episode. (See this earlier episode – In the garden…October 4, 2013: Harvesting herbs and radishes) Rains are coming and I wanted to get them set aside before they absorbed moisture again Check out what was happening […]

Video: In the garden…October 23, 2013: Replacing a damaged soaker hose

Replacing a damaged soaker hose in the garden today Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! “ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, […]

Photo: White Rose via Instagram

Read more on this topic: Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram Photo: “Bewitched” Rose via Instagram Photo: Yellow Hibiscus via Instagram Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Photo: Pink wildflower via Instagram

Video: In the garden… October 19, 2013: Up on the roof and pruning

Up on the roof, cleaning off the leaves in preparation for Winter. Using the opportunity to prune some limbs, too. Check out what was happening in the garden a year ago: “What Douglas Dug… Show 006 – Gates, structures, walls and more! “ Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as […]

Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – Montage

A video montage from The Getty Villa in Malibu, CA on Saturday, Ocotber 12, 2013. View a collection of photos from our visit   Music: “Colossus” by Kevin MacLeod, http://Incompetech.com, under Creative Commons License Read more on this topic: Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa […]

Photo: The Getty Villa – Villa Gardens Panorama

The Getty Villa, Malibu, California Click for full size image See the entire set of photos from this trip in this Flickr set – The Getty Villa Read more on this topic: Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes Photo: The Getty Villa […]

Photo: Lily pond at The Getty Villa, Malibu, California

One photo from our visit this past weekend. See the entire photo set from our visit – Places LA: The Getty Villa Read more on this topic: Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo Montage Photo: The Getty Villa panorama Video: In the […]

Video: Places LA: The Getty Villa – 4 short scenes

During yesterday’s visit to The Getty Villa (my first since its major remodel), I shot these 4 short scenes to post to YouTube. A longer montage video will be coming, as well as over 40 photos of our trip.   Read more on this topic: Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 […]