succulents

Upon Closer Inspection

A DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

These medusoid euphorbias aren’t as striking as some of the colorful flowers and succulents planted around the Ruth Bancroft Garden. But if you take a closer look and really pay attention to the details, your opinion might be changed.


“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln (via Goodreads)

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find your center

Finding beauty in nature is easy, if we pay attention to the details. Such simple symmetries are soothing to the soul.

February in California

Photos from my garden – Feb 16, 2014 – The warm temperatures and recent rains have really perked up the garden. Spring is around the corner.

living gems

colorful succulents

succulent rainbow

Flowers aren’t the only way to bring color into the garden, and not all gems are precious stones. Pictured:

  • Graptosedum ‘Bronze’
  • Echeveria mazarine
  • Sedum adolphii
  • Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’
  • Senecio radicans
  • Graptopetalum titubans

Can you pick out each? All but one are members of family Crassulaceae.

Ruth Bancroft Garden

For my birthday yesterday I went to the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA. It was one of those gorgeous 70 degree January days that causes so many people to visit California and never leave. I like taking photos of plants so I can remember what they look like, and bring a little bit of that beauty home with me.

If you like these photos, check out more HERE.