The Battlefield…

The battlefield is our front yard. Gopher holes dot the landscape. Where there was once a solid green cover of nasturtiums, there are now small clumps of this hearty plant. The gophers have feasted on the nasturtiums, sometimes right before my very eyes–I’ve witnessed an entire plant being pulled down a gopher hole. But onContinue reading “The Battlefield…”

Contrast Continued…

I enjoy shooting photos defined by their contrasting images. Take this “new” butterfly landing on a large nasturtium leaf next to the shadow of a decayed leaf. A wet winter and spring has produced a record growth of nasturtiums in our yard–that’s the good news. The bad news/good news is that nasturtiums attract insects awayContinue reading “Contrast Continued…”

Attack of the Giant Nasturiums

I am the “mad scientist of nasturtiums.” Over this past winter I dried the seed pods of the most prolific nasturtiums of 2013. I planted five seeds in very loose soil in April of this year. Kaboom! I now have nasturtiums with giant deeply veined leaves, as noted in the photo—that’s a drop of waterContinue reading “Attack of the Giant Nasturiums”