We native gardeners are a noble bunch, but we do have a dark side…
Like many young environmentalists, things were black and white. Wilderness – good. Civilization – bad. Humankind and Nature were separate entities. But they aren’t.
With each step the bridge sways and bounces. But the canyon it crosses is gorgeous with the Capilano River roaring down below and the forest on the opposite side inviting.
Starting east of Oxnard and encompassing the Santa Monica Mountains from the Malibu coast to the 101 freeway is the Santa Monica National Recreation Area.
Though I and my fellow hikers still had our to-do lists and times to keep, there was an invitation to just be.
Gardeners are a strange lot. We’re control freaks recreating the Garden of Eden.
Every spring I saw bugs looking like giant mosquitoes, mistaken as real mosquitoes by many.
Quickly off-shore we are no more than visitors
The next wave of flowers are bursting forth
For fast and efficient destruction of a garden nothing beats a dog