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Cactus flower

Spotted these beauties on Benton Drive in Redding. Lovely prickly pears in bloom. Click any to enlarge. Cactus doesn’t grow much further north than Redding in California, much like palm trees. Prickly pear is very drought tolerant plant, well suitable … Continue reading

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Floral fireworks

Looking forward to the big display tonight in Redding. This waterlily in my backyard struck me as a firework-like display in itself.

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Petunias perfect for Redding

These Petunias love Redding weather evidently. All you see here is from only 3 plants! This blog was mentioned in a recent Marc Beauchamp column in the Record Searchlight writing about drought landscaping. These need water, but really not much … Continue reading

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Shooting Stars in a meadow

Captured these images from a meadow off Mt Eddy, about an hour’s drive north of Redding. Very pretty. From Wikipedia, “Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. The species have basal clumps of leaves and … Continue reading

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Summer's late bloomers

Took these shots in Karry’s flower garden. Nice colors.

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A basket of Tulips

February is early Spring in Shasta County. We have lots and lots of emerging bulbs. These showy tulips look wonderful all bunched together. Ironically, Tulip Mania was responsible for an economic bubble and collapse, similar to the housing cycle we … Continue reading

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This musical fragment is tentatively titled Clemency. I grant you clemency herewith, and hope that you offer me the same, because I may need it someday. As may we all. Let’s keep this word handy in our lexicon. Mercy can … Continue reading

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