Lavender Hummingbird Nectar

I had some lavender leftover and decided to give the hummingbirds a little sum’n extra. My husband and I went out shopping today because a new store opened in town so we checked it out. - old post from another site.  This was in late February before the quarantine. We picked up a new hummingbird... Continue Reading →

Moss, Ferns and Lichens

Ferns Pteridophyta Ferns are about the oldest plant species still alive on Earth and have been around for at least 360 MILLION years which means they have adapted and evolved to survive just about any condition. In the beginning ferns were more like algae but the first to develop an actual plant like system to... Continue Reading →

Ginko

Maidenhair Tree Grandfather Tree Grandchild Tree I-cho ( in Japanese meaning trees like duck’s feet) Pic source The Ginko is classified as a Gymnosperm and is speculated to have evolved from seed fern of the Peltaspermales.  It is also a Conifer and Deciduous except that it doesn’t produce “cones” but rather the fruit grows in bundles... Continue Reading →

California Lilac – Ceanothus

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus aka California lilacs are a species native to California and are drought tolerant. Native Americans of California used the branches to weave baskets and used the dried leaves as a substitute for black tea. They are very hardy shrubs which need ample water in the first year to get good root growth. After... Continue Reading →

California Wild Flowers

It’s wild flower season up here and about the only time of the year where I live in the Central Valley where everything is green and beautiful with blankets of white, purple and orange wild flowers growing in the rolling hills that California is know for. Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth Although unlike the Hyacinth that... Continue Reading →

Alone With My Thoughts

I was just sitting outside for a moment alone.  It was different to notice how quiet it is.  Everything looks normal as far as things looking the same in the neighborhood except it is a lot quieter. There have been so many times I wondered what it would sound like to have it not be... Continue Reading →

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