Author Archives: The Inadvertent Gardener

About The Inadvertent Gardener

My name is Genie. I was born in Washington D.C., where, in fact, people garden. I was not one of those people. In September 2005, I moved to Iowa. In April 2006, I decided to plant some herbs in a couple of pots. Next thing I knew, I had a garden.

{215} In search of Playa food

{215} In search of Playa food, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. I stopped at Cost Plus World Market tonight to see if they had anything interesting to take out to the Playa this year. Unlike the previous two years, … Continue reading

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{214} BLT

{214} BLT, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. I officially declared it BLT season today. I’m not sure why it took me so long this summer to eat my first such sandwich, but the drought is over.

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{213} Mono Lake before break of dawn

{213} Mono Lake before break of dawn, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. It’s not so hard to get up at 4 am to drive to work from Mono Lake on a Monday if you went to bed at 6 … Continue reading

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{212} Flight over the tufa

{212} Flight over the tufa, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. I’ve wanted to go to Mono Lake ever since I heard about it. Paul took me there as part of a trip out of town this past weekend, and … Continue reading

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{211} Twisted sister

{211} Twisted sister, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. This tree is one of the “twisted sisters,” two incredible trees in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains. The forest is weird and wonderful, particularly on a grey … Continue reading

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{210} Outlaw

{210} Outlaw, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. We had our staff summer picnic up in the Oakland Hills this afternoon, so I took an unfamiliar route home through East Oakland so I could run a couple of errands. I … Continue reading

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{209} Hop on

{209} Hop on, originally uploaded by The Inadvertent Gardener. Taken on the Broadway Shuttle on my ride home from work today.

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