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Euroadventure 2016! Day 9

< previous Of course it was sunny for our last night in Iceland, so it was bright out but I managed to fall asleep. I woke before it was time to get up, and unlike most times, it took a … Continue reading

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Garden of St. John’s Lodge

If I could get over myself about using “Secret Garden” or “Hidden Gem” this post would be done already, but I keep thinking there’s some way around that. Anyway, just wandering around the Regent’s Park without much expectations, a little … Continue reading


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Hakone Estate and Gardens

Unbeknownst to me, there’s a sliver of Japan nestled in the hills just outside Saratoga, CA. Hakone Estate and Gardens is a recipient of the Save America’s Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is recognized as … Continue reading

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do(n’t) touch

My sister and I were enjoying the gardens at Villa Montalvo over the weekend – in addition to the expansive lawn there are a variety of plantings both formal and casual, including an Italianate garden and a succulent garden with … Continue reading

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RÍKI – flóra, fána, fabúla : KINGDOM – Flora, Fauna, Fable

In addition to The Making of Erró, the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús – had the exhibit KINGDOM – Flora, Fauna, Fable when I visited. This exhibit explored contemporary art’s relationship to nature, with works by a large number of … Continue reading

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IONTW – September 4, 2016

September is National Piano Month! Farmer Olympics. In Petaluma. I’m conflicted. (No, not about Petaluma. OK, somewhat, but that’s a different story.) Not sure if it’s the name, or the whole idea of it… well, it does look like it’s a … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 5

< previous I woke up, there at the summer-house had the luxury of a room to myself. It was a cute bunk bed set-up, perfect for fitting in a bunch of grandkids, I’m sure, but I didn’t have to share. … Continue reading

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the big field

in a rainy year carpet of green royal purple of larkspur lupine plummy owl’s clover Indian paintbrush goldfields, poppies, fiddlenecks cheery tidy tips even the rocky slopes getting in on the show larkspur red here Indian warriors Chinese houses mule’s … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #239

what is the rate of consumption of flies by a Venus flytrap?

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flowers of sun

I think of sunflowers as one big flower. Which there is the big ray flower, but then when you stop and look at it more closely, the inside is a bunch of individual disk flowers! Wow! I already love them, and … Continue reading

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