Originally, I meant to place all the posts that have to do with nature in the city on a separate page, but since this seems to be all I want to write about on this blog, it felt redundant. So, I made a cool image matrix instead. Some, but not all, images have pop-up captions.
The grape vine as a clean plate.
tranquility tree, images by me.
lily and bee
pink crisp apple seedlings by my cluttered kitchen window sill
The Tranquility Tree I’ve pruned to cascade over the courtyard entry went nuts with its tiny yellow flowers this season. Best blooms to date.
inside a tranquility tree
And, yes, I can hear the theme song to Love Story playing faintly in my head right now.
on a day when the dichondra was happy, image by me
The Trinity of Blooms and a Bee by me
Texas Sage exploded overnight. A gorgeous plant that usually is mal-pruned, so no one gets to see its blooms.
“Why are there trees I never walk under But large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
The blooms up close.
an allee in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
a vine impersonating a tree under a stairway (not to heaven, but a dining hall)
poppy circle is the garden
My favorite image of the many I’ve taken of my front garden courtyard, the only as seen in my son’s eye. He also wears glasses.
clustered bloom of the tranquility tree
Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Caterpillars snacking in my garden
orange tree in the back with resident wildlife