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It Rained !

Raindrops and bubbles in street puddle

Raindrops and bubbles in street puddle

While most of the country has been suffering under a brutally cold winter, we in California have been waiting for winter rains.  It has been brutally dry.  We have not had a soaking rain for 13 months.

So you gardeners can imagine the joy  of our recent rains.  I spent each day this past weekend working in the garden, in the rain, in rapture.   The earth is breathing, sighing, releasing its bonds.  Immediately everything in my garden perked up. Continue Reading →

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Depths of Perception

My perceptions are changing every time I walk into my garden these days.  My detached retina is almost a toy to be played with, a marvel, a new way of seeing.

tropical garden tapestry, meyes detached retina

When I walked into my garden to document the first rain, I allowed these new experiences to flood over me.  I posted here 2 years ago about my annual walk into the wilds with the a first winter rains but this year I wobble too comically to wander far from home.  Nor did I need to, for every half step is a new delight.  The joy of California’s first rain and the spontaneity of breaking all my camera rules was making me giddy. Continue Reading →

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