Monthly Archives: January 2012

Local events, classes, rambles for February

Hope to do this every month.  If you know of any local organization that you think would want to be listed here email me at  I plan to update it throughout the month and have a permanent link in … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming Recap- January 2012

This is the first and hopefully the last time all these pictures are mine.  I want you my unflinching hordes of adorers to share your pics with your fellow Ramblers.  Must be taken by you, recently  (hope to do a … Continue reading

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Lanny the Cat & The Butterfly Smorgasbord

Thanks to the incomparable Lanny Kaufer of Herb Walk fame for identifying yesterday’s mystery plant: Good ole Gopher Weed.  Even more impressive considering my awful picture.  Named supposedly for its ability to fend off hungry gophers, though there is little … Continue reading

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What are YOUUUUU doing here?

Doing some cuttings of honeysuckle today.  Scientific genus is Lonicera, which for some reason always makes me want to sing “Buona Sera” by Louis Prima.  See, they rhyme.. I know, I have issues. Anyway, as abundant as honeysuckle is down … Continue reading

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Volunteers x 2

Jolly Thursday to my fawning multitudes. Volunteer #1 – Friend of the Rambler Michelle Dohrn ( has a fun opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and help beautify the Ojai Meadow Preserve.  She said it best so let … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month – January

And the winner is…. Manzanita!  I wanted to start off with a pithy poem in honor of one of my favorite shrubs but I couldn’t think of anything to rhyme with manzanita besides pita, cheetah and Rosarita.  Anyway, lets learn … Continue reading

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Rambler’s Resources

Since I’ve managed to keep this going for a whole week I figure it’s as good a time as any to give you my favorite online tools for becoming a hardcore rambler dork like me.  Plenty of great books as … Continue reading

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