Across from Trader Joe’s

My semi-annual provisions runs just get better. I feel like I’m shopping in my ecoregion. Weird? Not.



I’m glad someone other than me up there used the fine Quercus muhlenbergii.


The cacti, containers with Hesperaloe funifera, and in-ground Vauquelinia californica require only minor maintenance in accordance with the plant type, at a similar frequency as my visits.

The satisfaction of simple pruning and care gives more than it takes.


Could it be worse? Yes.

But I’m not into apathy and excuses, so my bar is higher, yet it requires barely more effort and intellect.

And leave the cochineal on the Opuntia ellisiana, it’s not just for the deep red dye it makes!