My basil plants are growing like weeds! This is the third batch of pesto I've made this year. With all the wild critters in the area (deer, gophers, rabbits and squirrels) I have a much smaller garden than I would like. Everything has to be grown in huge pots because I never know when a rogue gopher will tunnel in. After 3 years of battling the pests, looks like they have decided it's not worth the effort to go through the daffodils or horseradish barriers I've planted. I trapped a lot of them early on and because of the drought the surrounding hills have nothing growing on them.
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987