Journey To The Land That Water Forgot

This April we flew to Southern California,not for Coachella but to visit the Country's largest contingent state park - Anza Borrego Desert - which apparently is the size of Rhode Island. We hoped to see wildflowers but instead met a big horned sheep. In between, we visited the will-be-gone-in-ten-years Salton Sea and some friends and family in Los Angeles. The following is a photo essay of our travels. 

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Plant Portrait: Judy Brand

By all accounts, Judy Brand is an impressive woman. After having and raising 5 children, at age 50 she went to law school, and had a successful practice. She remains active in her communities, but finds time to tend to her many botanical hobbies, which includes this beautiful mini-greenhouse for her orchid collection in the Florida Keys. 

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