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Monday, May 22, 2023

Around my hood...

My friend RoxAnn had her first dahlias come up. 

They are one of my favorite flowers, I have not had the best luck with growing them personally. 

They are expensive and I am too cheap!

The late Shogo Yamaguchi used to grow the most marvelous dinner plate dahlias and would exhibit them at the Del Mar Fair. He was one of Fallbrook's great gardeners and botanists. I like the blood red dahlias especially but do love them all.

My garden is sort of in holding. The puyu alpestris is continuing to unfurl. Anxiously awaiting the turquoise spire, my first!

The yucca rostrata has another flower spike, which I like and don't like as it throws the plant symmetry off when you cut them. Oh well

It is one of the most beautiful blossoms in my garden. Here is a shot from two years ago.

The roses are continuing to be very happy.


The young hawks are in sort of a gawky holding pattern, still quite a few weeks away from flying.



This picture from this morning is unusual as it shows only one eye with the nictitating eye shield activated.

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Have you followed the Michael Block golf story? Pretty much storybook, club pro from Mission Viejo sinks hole in one at PGA and has best finish by a club pro since 1986. Wonderful tale. Wishing him all the best, living the dream.

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