You are Your Own Anemone: Flower Portrait No. 32

The purple Anemone I planted in the garden last week recovered from the recent torrential downpours that we were blessed to receive. The rain drenched and delicate petals reflecting the afternoon light bolstered my resolve to be less of an enemy to myself so that my art practice and creative purpose has a stronger chance to more fully bloom.

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Water and Color on Paper

Water and Color on Paper

The time I spend in the garden is equally divided between gardening, play and training with Stella, and artistic expression. In addition to hydrating and harvesting vegetables today, I painted a gift for my partner.

Original watercolor on paper from my California Series, copyright 2013.


Lettuce Begin Growing The Next Round Of Salad

Lettuce Begin Growing The Next Round Of Salad

Butterhead, Romaine, and Red Leaf varieties are off to a good start while we continue to prep the garden beds for our fall and winter vegetable crops. We are blessed to live in a climate zone with a growing season that lasts from March to November, and have soil that needs little to no remediation except for the weeding.


Last Night’s Garden Harvest

There are numerous gardening guides and tips about harvesting fruits and vegetables that you may reference if you have questions about when and how to reap what you’ve sown.  Planting, growing, and harvesting your garden is dependent on where you live but there is, most likely, an agricultural extension office and Website that can provide you with loads of appropriate information for the region in which you live.  

My current favorite resource comes courtesy of the UC Davis Master Gardening Program:

My instincts and eyesight are usually reliable enough to ensure that I’m harvesting only those vegetables and fruits that have fully matured, and I typically prefer to pick them in the early morning hours between six and nine a.m. 

I had to wait until late in the day to harvest last night’s garden treasures but their taste and vibrancy were not adversely affected.Image