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APRIL IN PACIFIC BEACH BRINGS FLOWERS BLOOMING BY THE BAY

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April in San Diego brings Jacaranda trees in full bloom with lavender flowers.  Entire neighborhoods in Pacific Beach & downtown San Diego are planted with Jacaranda trees.  Everywhere I drive my eyes are dazzled by the lavender bouquets filling the sky.  When the sky is overcast, the lavender flowers seem to be even denser in color.  A purple haze created by nature.  Underneath the Jacaranda trees, the ground is a lavender carpet.  I daydream of laying down on the flower carpet, but when I walk up to the trees, the air is buzzing with bees greedily drinking the pollen from the flowers.  The bees are on the ground, too so that they don’t miss the pollen from even one flower.  It is a sort of bee madness of gorging on lavender blooms to feed their queen.     Continue reading

GREAT BLUE HERON CHICKS – JAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING

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GREAT BLUE HERON CHICKS NEST HERE IN SAN DIEGO IN THE VERY TOP OF TORREY PINE TREES.  As the chicks get their plumage in, their heads look like they have mohawks of deep cobalt blue!  – Japanese brush painting in Sumi Ink with “tea” wash background.  8″ x 10″