Before I started my 365 photoblog in 2012, I never noticed bull thistle, a giant purple thistle wildflower that is part of the sunflower family.  Now I see them all over, and think they are pretty cool. Here’s one that hasn’t yet burst open in purple spikes.

My namesake is starting to flower, and it is gorgeous! On Today’s Date in the Past: Our “Orchard” Happy Mother’s Day!

I love when spring brings everything to life in my yard after the long, cold, dark winter.  Here are the gorgeous purple blossoms on the chives that reappears each year in my garden. Chive Photo #1.  The beginning of a bloom. Chive Photo #2.  The first petals reach up toward the sun. Chive Photo #3. […]

The orchids inside the Blue Morpho exhibit at the Powell Gardens were amazing!  Here are three different shots. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Orchid Photo #1. Orchid Photo #2. | Orchid Photo #3. On Today’s Date in the Past: Spring in San Francisco Skinny Rule #19:  Sleep Right

Deep in the woods of suburbia, gnomes appear to sometimes suffer from “Keeping up with the Joneses.”  Not to be outdone by the Gnome Home with a Red Door, the Gnome Home with a Purple Door includes a balcony and burlap bag with note paper that visitors can use to leave a message for the […]