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November Fog & Light

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Early on a December morning the light shown through the fog in an unbelievable way. I ran for the camera as the light was changing. 



Blake Garden in Winter

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During the winter months the garden is a very dynamic place. Although not much is in flower, we are busy mulching, pruning, clearing and staying on top of winter storm damage. Frogs are peeping and birds are tuning up for the spring. Much water fills the tributaries of Cerrito creek that run through the garden. These photographs are taken during a break in storms that dropped over 11 inches of rain on the Blake garden. Although we loved having water in our drought stressed landscape (3rd year), it can be at times overwhelming to see the amount and the power of water as it comes from the hills and washes through the garden. Luckily the largest storms were during the day and our staff was at the ready to handle blockages, overflows and diversions.



Blake Garden Trail Maps

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Click on map images to download PDF versions of the most current the Blake Garden Trail Map: Trail Map 2012: Blake Garden Trail Map Trail Map 2010 w/o callouts: Blake Garden Trail Map without Callouts

Early Morning Walkabout

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7/24/09 early Friday morning. We were reminded by a former volunteer that has returned to Turkey to post photographs not only of projects and processes but to also show the beauty in the garden so that she could be reminded of the time that she had worked here. Garden volunteer Peter did a walkabout and photographed in the many beautiful parts of the garden. Tesekkür ederim, Hulya!