Winter escapism | Bright and bold Barbados

This January morning, I am sitting at my kitchen table, watching the deep midwinter pre-dawn gloom just outside. Cars hiss along the street in icy darkness, their headlights illuminating canyons of piled snow. It is 7:29am and there is still no sign of the sun. Being from California where gardens never stop growing, I amContinue reading “Winter escapism | Bright and bold Barbados”

Scarlet poppy flower and raindrops, macro

Everyone knows the copper, orange-gold of California poppies, particularly as they form drifts of color across the hillsides of a Western summer landscape. This poppy is of a slightly different variety, a shade of deep scarlet red that I’ve not seen in the wild. It was a prolific garden bloomer however, scattering seeds every seasonContinue reading “Scarlet poppy flower and raindrops, macro”

Ravishing ranunculus

Ravishing ranunculus, originally uploaded by A.p.K. The colors that emerge in nature are sometimes so startlingly brilliant, it can be impossible to look away. These beauties grow in my garden, and their blended shades of fuchsia, scarlet, orange and gold rival even the most technicolor sunset skies. One of many such stunning blooms available forContinue reading “Ravishing ranunculus”