Category Archives: rambling

Ad Aster Per Aspera

I’m a bit of a crossword fanatic, been doing them about every day since I was 15.  One of the more hackneyed clues I used to come across (now thankfully edited into oblivion by the venerable Will Shortz), is “Fall … Continue reading

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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 Tour 2015

I know, garden tour season is over as we enter the June gloom doldrums.  I’ve never been invited to take part in such an event, so I thought I’d give you a guided stroll through the mayhem that I call … Continue reading

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Know Your Non-Natives

You’ve been reading along for over three years now, so you are obviously all well-versed in the ways of our local California native flora.  But walk down any trail this time of year and lo and behold at ground level … Continue reading

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Sprall Has Arrived

Ahhh that was pretty nice no? That inch plus did more than wash 7 months of dust off of all the trails.  It marks the onset of what I like to call Sprall, a major wave of rebirth brought on … Continue reading

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Fall Fliers

Last Saturday, local avian stud Jesse Grantham led a herd of bird nerds on a lap around the Ojai Meadow Preserve.  The fall migration season is picking up steam and the group espied 35 species.  Some highlights to astound and … Continue reading

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Calling All Acorns

I am a lazy person. Always have been, always will be.  That doesn’t mean I can’t get many things accomplished.  I pace myself, and I know how to tactfully get other people to do things for me. I’m calling on … Continue reading

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