Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

Hens and Chicks, (Sempervivum tectorum) also known as House Leeks, are a fun and easy plant to grow indoors and out. They are considered a hardy succulent and make great container plants. Above you can see one that grows happily in my east facingĀ  living room window. The main plant known as the hen, is roset shaped and produces many offsets or chicks around the central evergreen plant. Chicks are attached to the mother plant by underground runners. Continue reading

Abstract Art Simplified


Abstract art is sometimes described as a departure from reality using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Above is a macro photograph I took of a rose from my garden. It is one way I like to create abstract art. Below is a second photo I took of the same rose from a slightly different angle. Continue reading