Sunday, November 13, 2016

Last Harvest

Santa Cruz Mountains

Red Rose hip closeup

End of the growing season and rose blooms are gone. Yet their fruits, the rose hips, linger and ripen in a blaze of color. High in vitamin C, clever cooks harvest these for jelly.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Autumn Abundance

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Yellow, Red, and Orange Cluster of Mums

Of all the autumn flowers, the chrysanthemum has the widest range of colors and forms. From simple daisy-like whites and purples through multi-petaled riots of sunset hues. Every color imaginable.