Category Archives: Plants

Coneflower

Mid-September, and we’re getting pretty close to the end of late summer blooms, but these Coneflowers still look pretty good. Taken at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, NE.   Thought for the Day:  I hate flowers — I paint them because … Continue reading

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Old Fence

This photo was taken along the back fence line of a lavender farm on San Juan Island.  The light on the big knot in the fence and diagonal line of red leaves is what caught my eye. I have to … Continue reading

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Palm Frond

An unusual (Wow!  Three “u”s in a 7-letter word!) palm tree thrives in the conservatory at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.   Its fronds (leaves) are a dirty gray color, like unpolished silverware covered with dust.  There is no sheen whatsoever on the … Continue reading

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Sunken Garden

Robert Buchart, pioneer in the growing cement industry, opened a limestone quarry in 1904.  As the limestone deposits depleted, Robert’s wife, Jennie, hauled in tons of topsoil from their nearby farm to plant flowers.  She was determined to turn the … Continue reading

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Kelp

I’ve heard of kelp.  I know it grows in the ocean, commonly called seaweed, and is often used in Asian cuisine.  That’s about all I knew about kelp until I found this specimen on a rocky beach of San Juan … Continue reading

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