camissonia

Arleen Webster (camissonia)

Born: Taipei, Taiwan August 27, 1965.
Taipei American School 1971-1983
California State University, Los Angeles (BA in English) 1993
UCLA (MA Program in English) 1993-1996

Hobbies: Birding, botanizing, gardening, cooking

My Icons: Willis Linn Jepson, Kenn Kaufman, Mahatma Gandhi, Ronald Reagan, Mary Austin, Julia Child

Fav Books: Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (Sherman Alexie), Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (just kidding!)

Fav Wildflowers: White Fairy Lantern, Canchalagua, Bacigalupi's Downingia and, of course, all things "Camissonia"

Fav Birds: Dark-Eyed Junco, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, Lazuli Bunting, Black-Throated Sparrow

Blog Site "Camissonia's Corner" at www.camissonia.blogspot.com

THESE GALLERIES PAY HOMAGE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF MY LIFE: MY FAMILY, MY PETS, AND MY FRIENDS. THEY ALSO CHRONICLE MY MANY HAPPY SOJOURNS TO SOME VERY SPECIAL DESTINATIONS IN CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, ARIZONA, AND SOUTHERN OREGON. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TAKEN THOUSANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHS OVER THE YEARS, DON'T EXPECT TO SEE THE WORK OF A PRO HERE: MY PHOTOS ARE HERE FOR THE MEMORIES THEY EVOKE, NOT FOR THEIR QUALITY, ARTISTRY, OR CLEVER COMPOSITION. I'M GLAD TO SHARE THEM WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND HOPE THEY WILL ENJOY AT LEAST SOME OF THEM AS MUCH AS I DO.

CHEERS!

Disclaimer: On my flora & fauna pix, I try my best to provide accurate IDs, but some may turn out to be tenuous "best guesses" or just plain wrong! So for you professional birders and botanists out there, if you see an ID that's off the mark, my sincere apologies. Feel free to correct, but hold the conniption fit (if you are so inclined)...you know who you are, heh heh!

Galleries

3/13/05 Desert Dandelion (Malacothrix glabrata). Between North Entrance and Pinto Basin. Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino County, CA

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