From 1998 until 2017 I enjoyed gardening on our five acre home in Red Bluff, North Sacramento Valley, California. The photos above were taken in April of 2017, the month we moved to Vancouver, Washington.
"Crouchers move through a garden at a stoop: naming, gasping, horraying, admiring or coveting plants; Gapers saunter, smiling or sighing at what they find, succumbing to an intangible beatitude that takes them for a brief escape into another dimension. Both sorts of gardener are besotted; both get their hands dirty; think and talk gardening; but on the threshold of another's garden, each use a different set of whiskers."- Mirabel Osler, Gapers and Crouchers