INSPIRED BY NATURE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

LIVE IN EACH SEASON AS IT PASSES

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth

Henry David Thoreau


FALL COLORS
Santa Cruz, California. Late last spring, the water shortage in California turned …
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Most people are familiar with “the butterfly effect” named from Edward Norton …
PLANTING A BUTTERFLY GARDEN
We had a goal this year of planting part of the garden …
GROWING HERBS
Growing herbs is a way to grow plants with many uses. With …
SANTA CRUZ FOREST FIRE
Last year, a forest fire in northern Santa Cruz county, the CZU …
EDIBLE FLOWERS
Many of the plants in our garden produce edible flowers.
GROWING MILKWEED FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
We are growing milkweed in our garden this year for the Monarch …
GRAY HAIRSTREAK BUTTERFLY
Gray Hairstreak Butterfly
HUMMINGBIRDS AT THE UCSC ARBORETUM
The Arboretum at the University of California in Santa Cruz California has …
PLANTING FLOWERS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS
We made some changes in the garden this year, intentionally planting flowers …
PLANTING FLOWERS FOR HONEY BEES
Honey bee populations are on the decline, and it helps to plant …
Discovering Mushrooms in Santa Cruz
photographing mushrooms in Santa Cruz