Category Archives: Bloom of the Month

Dog Day Flower Blooms

Boohoohoo August stinks Mr. Rambler…. It’s so hot and sticky and there’s nothing blooming out there…and Al Pacino and Fredo took me hostage…and.. and… ATTICA!!! ATTICA!!!! Get a hold of yourself, deep breaths.  There are plenty of flowers out there, you … Continue reading

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Garden Bloom of the Month – December

Way back in early 2012 (currently wrapping up my third year if you can believe it), I started this blog anticipating a flood of pictures from reader’s gardens and hikes.  These would feed the Rambler App, where you could hunt … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month for June

This is one of those underappreciated overlooked beauties.  Grows just about everywhere, usually lumped in with the other myriad random asters.  But it is especially impressive and pink this year, and I have yet to sing its praises so here … Continue reading

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Penstemon Paean

So you’re puttering up the highway from Oak View into Ojai.  You pass the “No Trespas” (sic)  sign then all of a sudden on your right you see a wall of brilliant red flowers. Hovering off the sheer rock face, … Continue reading

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Wills-Rice Canyon April 2014

I have a rare problem in that I have loads of pictures and am rapidly falling behind as more come in.  Guess that means a few extra mid-week posts.  Did the Wills-Rice Canyon loop a few weeks ago, bask in … Continue reading

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Bloom of the Month (Or Season)

Been nigh on a dog’s age since I’ve bestowed this laurel.  Let’s be honest, the competition has been less than captivating.  In fact this is the only bloom I saw consistently since November.

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Best of October

The calendar for November is up.  Birders are busy and Theo Payne has classes galore.  The Raptor Center is having their open house this weekend as well. Enough talk I have some awards to give out.

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