Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Mari taking notes during a recent herbwalk at Cold Creek in Calabasas.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tiger Lilies

Wild lilies blooming abundantly, right there by the road ide.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lunch at the Inn

Champagne, cold cucumber-avocado soup and the house salad.  And the birthday girl is picking a few tarot cards...

Saturday, June 16, 2012


We have weekend cyclists, riding road and mountains bikes, up and down the curvy canyons.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Toothy Smile

Here's a car port guardian, flashing a toothy smile.  Seen on Grandview.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Seen on PCH sidewalk near Zuma Jay's surf shop.  The question says:  Why do you let all your good ideas go down the gutter?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lunch Break

A single bicyclist enjoying the view off Malibu Pier.  Multiple surfers out there at surfrider beach, catching waves invisible to the camera eye..

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cactus Flowers

The leaves and ripe fruit of this cactus are edible, once you take care of the prickly spines.  Known and appreciated by the Latin folks as Nopales & Tuna's.  

Monday, June 11, 2012


Look who was hanging out on my doorstep the other night.  It's a garden snake, non toxic, so I got in pretty close.  Alas, it didn't like the company or the flash light very much. And promptly made a u-turn, back to where it started.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Raw Berry Pie

Here we have California cuisine at it's best.  Awesomely delicious raw berry pie, decorated with edible flowers.  No wheat, no dairy, no sugar, no gluten and very, very good!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


We have garden parties.  People swinging from the trees, and wielding big knifes to open young coconuts.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Long Shadows

A few ladies plus dog, visiting the labyrinth at sunset time.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sticky Monkey Flower

Another lovely horizon, beyond the  Sticky Leaf Monkey Flowers and Ceanothus in bloom.  Ceanothus is a powerful medicine used by the local Chumash Indians. These days it's known as California Lilac or See-I-know-this.  Seen off Tuna Cyn.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I love June just because it's Jacaranda blooming season.  When huge trees drop their purple blossoms all over. Seen on Topanga Cyn Blvd in Woodland Hills.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Moon Rise

We have hill top parties under the moon rise, as the cloud layer rolls up from the ocean.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012


Linnea going in for seconds at the Topanga Historical Society's quarterly potluck & presentation meeting.  It's the best potluck in town because the local old timers still know how to cook.  And if they've given up cooking, at least they know what's good to order at the take out.