Category Archives: Oh, dear.

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Death and Destruction

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We had an exciting time last weekend. Not “exciting” as in “Whee!” but “exciting” as in adrenaline. A heavy rain managed to bring down a seriously large tree down the block from us! The block of Hartford Street in the … Continue reading

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When Imagination Fails, There’s Always Boxwood

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Not long ago I came across a plant that threw me for a loop. It was a California native plant, flannel bush (Fremontodendron californicum) that had been pruned into a topiary cube. At first, I was offended. Its natural form … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Travels

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Thanksgiving was a massive feast for us this year, and there were no leftovers at the end of the day. 🙂 Part of the festivities for the day was a card game called Progressive Rummy. Ever hear of that? AVOID … Continue reading

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Coastal Hazards: Hiking for Geology, Round 2

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This is a little bit of a diversion from my usual topics of gardens and plants, but the recreational aspect here warrants including my geology class field trip along the lines of my Urban Hike series. This is not so … Continue reading

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We’re Being Invaded!

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Around these parts you hear a lot about invasive species and the “Nativism” movement (eradicating introduced species of plants and replacing them with California native species.) This sort of thing is currently being done around the region with Australian eucalyptus … Continue reading

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