The annual Bouquets to Art event was this week. So many flowers. So little time. So we went twice. Here is a selection. See our Picasa pages for more.


We seem to be lucky enough to have many families of salamanders in our garden. Whenever we move something we seem to find them underneath. We have set up a rock in an area that shouldn’t get disturbed during the garden renovations and we hoped they would find a home there. But this week some seem to have decamped to underneath our green-waste (compost) bin that had only been in place a couple of days. Managed to grab a quick picture. Here’s the mostly brown one. The other two were all black. If anyone knows which exact type of salamander these are please let us know. There are many types native to California.