FEAR OF MISSING OUT: THE ANTELOPE VALLEY POPPY RESERVE ON AN OFF-YEAR

ANTELOPE VALLEY POPPY RESERVE

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, located 15 miles west of Lancaster, is an 1800-acre State Reserve “located on California’s most consistent poppy-bearing land.” On April 2, the website’s “Bloom Status” noted “The season appears to have ended early, as last month’s rains came too late to sustain the bloom that had barely started.” Or as […]

BAPTIZED AT DACHAU: ANNA LIDZBARSKI TELLS HER STORY

BAPTIZED AT DACHAU

Anna Lidzbarski’s parents were from what was then Eastern Poland and is now the Ukraine. They were Catholic. “In that part of the world, Ukranians and Poles and Jews all lived together. My father’s best friend, from the time they were toddlers, was Jewish.” Anna’s parents had been married in February, 1938, the year before […]

THE HUNTINGTON DESERT GARDEN

HUNTINGTON DESERT GARDEN

The Huntington Gardens and Library in Pasadena boasts what is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of desert plants. The famed Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx called it “the most extraordinary garden in the world,” period. You can learn more, among other places, in Desert Plants: A Curator’s Introduction to the Huntington […]