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Mexican Sage Flowers Macro via Instagram

June 26th, 2020 No comments

Mexican Sage Flowers Macro

Mexican Sage Flowers Macro via Instagram

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Celebrate The Seasons With these Apple Blossom Pillows,Tees, Cases, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

June 21st, 2020 No comments

Recently Purchased: Vintage Strawberries Shower Curtain and More! [For Sale]

June 16th, 2020 Comments off

Recently Purchased: Vintage Strawberries Shower Curtain and More! [For Sale]

Recently Purchased: Vintage Strawberries Shower Curtain and More! [For Sale]

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Recently Purchased: Vintage Strawberries Shower Curtain and More! [For Sale]

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Artist Uses Real Pressed Flowers to Create Delicate Animal Illustrations via My Modern Met

June 15th, 2020 Comments off

British artist Helen Ahpornsiri brings whole new meaning to botanical illustration with her incredible artwork made from pressed flowers and leaves. Her delicate compositions depict the diversity of the natural world, from mammals and birds to insects and sea creatures.

 
Using real flowers, petals, stems, and leaves, Ahpornsiri responsibly forages her materials from her own garden and local nature spots. Each botanical component is carefully chosen to celebrate its natural form, and in some works, the artist even uses specific components to correspond with her subject’s natural habitat. In one piece, a seahorse is crafted from tiny pieces of red marine algae, and in another, a majestic blue whale is made entirely from pressed seaweed. “The marine algae I use is foraged from beaches on the south coast of England,” Ahpornsiri reveals. “I search for loose pieces of marine algae along strandlines and in rockpools, especially after stormy seas, to avoid being disruptive to the surrounding ecosystem.”

Mums in the garden via Instagram

June 11th, 2020 Comments off

Mums in the garden

Mums in the garden via Instagram

The yellow mums in a container in the back garden are blooming again. I had to move them to a shadier spot as the sun and heat were baking them each day. Now they look really good.

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NASA Shows California Poppies in Bloom with Photo Captured from Space via My Modern Met

June 8th, 2020 Comments off
NASA Shows California Poppies in Bloom with Photo Captured from Space via My Modern Met

 

Each spring, California’s Antelope Valley explodes with color as vast quantities of flowers bloom. While there are several types of wildflowers in the mix, it’s the state flower—the California poppy—that is the star of the show. Typically visitors flock to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve to take in the breathtaking scene, but this year is proving a bit different.

With the reserve temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, in-person poppy watching isn’t possible. But thanks to NASA, we’re able to have a whole different perspective on the event. As the poppy fields are located close to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, it’s only fitting that a land imager aboard the Landsat 8 satellite captured the superbloom at its peak.

 

Crow and Clouds via Instagram

June 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Crow and Clouds

Crow and Clouds via Instagram

The crows have been visiting the garden more as human activity has slowed elsewhere. This one joined me as I sat in the garden a few days ago.

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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fourth Edition (Revised)

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Memories of Gardens Past Totes and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

June 2nd, 2020 Comments off

Western Junco Pair In The Garden via Instagram

May 31st, 2020 Comments off

River Rose Shower Curtains, Pillows, and More From Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

May 26th, 2020 Comments off