I have a friend who’s been growing camellias in his yard for decades. There in his backyard is a nice stand of mature camellias. Several of them make seed; and, as a result, there are baby camellias growing underneath them. … Continue reading →
I call it BoomerBrowsing, something old codgers do at two in the morning when they can’t sleep. I wonder what happened to John Smith who always wanted to fight when I was in the third grade? Back then I tried … Continue reading →
I have the tiniest garden at my home here in Nacogdoches, so space is highly valued. Each plant must earn its keep. As a consequence when I was choosing a camellia, I determined to find an exquisite, Christmas blooming … Continue reading →
Every year during the Christmas season the morning sun in the east fortuitously shines through the glass of the transom window above our front door. The Nativity Scene that permanently resides above our door is projected during the month of December across … Continue reading →
These beauties appeared like magic in my lawn the other day, no doubt stimulated by our recent rains. I wish I knew their name. After looking through my guide books, I’m still not for sure of their identification. Photo … Continue reading →
Leica M10 W/ Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH What is a good photograph? Sometimes it is hard to be objective (these little ones are my grand children), but I think this image is not bad. First criticisms: 1) Why not crop … Continue reading →
Elephant’s Ear Alocasia macrorrhiza … Plants are often feats and triumphs of fantastic design. Leica M10 with/35mm Cron.
From my favorite newspaper The Wall Street Journal The country has a growing case of ‘plant blindness’—a term used by botanists to describe the inability to identify basic plants. Even biologists struggle.” Douglas Belkin Aug. 14, 2018 11:17 a.m. ET … Continue reading →