Nothing says “Kansas” to me as much as a gorgeous sunflower in late summer… On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris: Le Chalet des Iles One Thing, Three Ways:  L’Arc de Triomphe

In comparison to the new shot below, here is a post from approximately three years ago featuring white daisies.  I think there is a huge improvement in my photos, and that’s so exciting to see!

Speaking of attracting pollinators into my garden, I don’t believe this flying insect landing a sage flower is a bee but rather a type of fly called a hover fly or a flower fly. Unlike a bee, it doesn’t have a stinger.  Like a bee, it helps with pollination.  Sounds like a win/win to me!

You may have heard about the mysterious little door the appeared at the base of a tree in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park last spring.  After drawing curious visitors to the park and making international headlines, park officials ordered that the door be removed.  It must have taken the wee elfin creatures several months to […]

As our time in Monterey (sadly) came to an end, we hugged the Pacific Coast as we made our way back to the big city and catch our flight home.  We passed fields of lettuce, artichokes, and garlic.  The magnificent Pacific Ocean was rarely out of sight on our left, and we saw this cheery […]