flora and fauna category archive

echo park craft fair: may 12 + 13. see you there. 0

so much goodness: clothing, jewelry, accessories, everyw’air sprays, partout -the roll-on, herbal remedies, flowers, linens, art, stationary, sculpture, posters, stained glass, yummy eat treats + more.  be there and meet the makers!


capricorn clearing. aries aeration. 2

high above the pch, on my way to visit my friend valerie, i happened upon our friend gretchen, just as she was receiving a herd of visiting goats (and sheep) for seasonal brush clearing.
new goats checking out the all-you-can-eat hillside buffet.
milo meets his neighbors. learns about electricity later.
many varieties. meet billy.(not his real name..)

ramses, again, not his real name…

the goats are domesticated and while non stop grazing, will also stay near your general vicinity. en masse.

the sheep, not so much. they keep to together. mind their own business.

valerie took me on an all too brief ‘highlight tour’ of a few her favorite hiking spots. note to self: get there – crack-of-dawn earlier next time…so many wonderful trails and views and places to just sit and be.
secret stairs to
a secret spot

good night goats and sheep. hope you have a grand time grazing, clearing and aerating. maybe other neighbors will host you after your time here. don’t get into too much mischief…i have a feeling there will be some tales to share about their adventures…i’ll keep you posted…


malibu 1


brigzy topanga time 0


apricots & valentina 0

june is apricot time! and one of my favorite recipes is featured this month at priscillawoolworth.com.this site is an ever evolving fount of  information to inspire us to  lead healthier,  more eco-conscious, impact-ful lives in harmony with nature.  be sure to check out the june almanac filled with inspiring projects, books and films, great tips for health and the garden -i especially love priscilla’s eco garden tips for gardening by the moon phases!

speaking of gardens, did you know valentina, the super attractive compact composter designed by priscilla, now has a facebook fan page? be sure to “like” valentina at your  next opportunity! if you have one, post updates, share  your experiences.

valentina is the perfect size  for the micro gardener, like me,  working smaller spaces or in pots on terraces, landings, porches etc. here are my tomatoes, strawberries and herbs thriving from valentina‘s bounty.



sprung 1



april almanac 0

have you checked out priscilla woolworths april almanac? DO! it’s a fount of useful and inspiring information: simple recipes( -what’s better than roasted cauliflower? roasted cauliflower with parsley sauce, that’s what), tips for gardening by the moon, eco innovations, thoughtful recommendations to stock in our emergency preparedness kit, plus awesome books and film finds that celebrate the wonders of nature and so much more. enjoy!


activate bliss 0

dān: the giver, māla: garland of flowers.  danmalas by kathy klein = bliss activators.  to see her gorgeous danmala mandalas up close and personal, many will be on display, beginning april 9th, 7pm, at golden bridge los angeles, as part of the grand opening celebration of their new location. seeing is enjoying.  om, thank you.


bird is the word 0

sage vaughn, ruby throats

where hummingbirds flock by the dozens