Beckon
Beckon
Welcome
Welcome
UCBG nursery canvas.jpeg
Quietude
Quietude

Quietude would like to have a word or two.

Climb by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Inner Light
Inner Light

Much like humans, greenhouses emanate an inner light.

Haiku
Haiku
Pitcher perfect by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Greenhouse diptych
Greenhouse diptych
Attachment-1 (35).jpeg
Orchid House Panorama by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Bananas
Bananas
Papyrus
Papyrus

This humble plant contains the seed of every library in the world. Papyrus was the first plant to be turned into paper by our ancestors 5000 years ago. The roots of literature begin here.

For Monet
For Monet

Although I loved school, I loved skipping school more. I loved the transgression and freedom of hopping on a subway train with my friend Maki to venture into Boston, untrackable in that pre-digital era. Our innocent idea of rebellion was to spend the day at the Museum of Fine Arts, treading familiar paths through the sprawling labyrinth, ending our pilgrimage in the Impressionist room, which I can still mentally reconstruct painting by painting in my mind’s eye. The light on Monet’s water lilies transfixed me, pinned me to the spot so that part of me is still there staring. This photograph is my ode to Monet, who enticed me into loving light, color, grace, and other things best learned outside of school.

For the Love of
For the Love of
For Imogen
For Imogen


I took this photograph for my patron saint, Imogen Cunningham. I think she would find this undulating form highly caressable. 
https://www.imogencunningham.com/plants/

Live Streaming
Live Streaming

You can live-stream this scene directly by visiting a live stream at the UC Botanical Garden.

Matilija
Matilija

“The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.” - Matsuo Basho

Freaks I have known and loved by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Earthly Entanglements
Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
Nepenthes
Dianella tasmanica
Dianella tasmanica
Buckwheat in the Serpentine
Buckwheat in the Serpentine
Paths of Least Resistance
Paths of Least Resistance
Fractal Fern
Fractal Fern
Wanted, Dead and Alive
Wanted, Dead and Alive
Life and Death 2
Life and Death 2
Sensuality of Photosynthesis
Sensuality of Photosynthesis
 Photosynthesis: still the most amazing idea I’ve ever tried to wrap my neurons around.

Photosynthesis: still the most amazing idea I’ve ever tried to wrap my neurons around.

Alice
Alice

First Alice was in Wonderland, then it was the reverse.

Welwitschia
Welwitschia
Bejeweled
Bejeweled
 While I was volunteering in the UC Botanical Garden this morning teaching young people about ethnobotany, we were visited by not one but three different snakes. Volunteer work is making me rich.

While I was volunteering in the UC Botanical Garden this morning teaching young people about ethnobotany, we were visited by not one but three different snakes. Volunteer work is making me rich.

IMG_2398.JPG
Seedlings
Seedlings
Attachment-1 (33).jpeg
Beckon
Welcome
UCBG nursery canvas.jpeg
Quietude
Climb by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Inner Light
Haiku
Pitcher perfect by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Greenhouse diptych
Attachment-1 (35).jpeg
Orchid House Panorama by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Bananas
Papyrus
For Monet
For the Love of
For Imogen
Live Streaming
Matilija
Freaks I have known and loved by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
Dianella tasmanica
Buckwheat in the Serpentine
Paths of Least Resistance
Fractal Fern
Wanted, Dead and Alive
Life and Death 2
Sensuality of Photosynthesis
 Photosynthesis: still the most amazing idea I’ve ever tried to wrap my neurons around.
Alice
Welwitschia
Bejeweled
 While I was volunteering in the UC Botanical Garden this morning teaching young people about ethnobotany, we were visited by not one but three different snakes. Volunteer work is making me rich.
IMG_2398.JPG
Seedlings
Attachment-1 (33).jpeg
Beckon
Welcome
Quietude

Quietude would like to have a word or two.

Inner Light

Much like humans, greenhouses emanate an inner light.

Haiku
Greenhouse diptych
Bananas
Papyrus

This humble plant contains the seed of every library in the world. Papyrus was the first plant to be turned into paper by our ancestors 5000 years ago. The roots of literature begin here.

For Monet

Although I loved school, I loved skipping school more. I loved the transgression and freedom of hopping on a subway train with my friend Maki to venture into Boston, untrackable in that pre-digital era. Our innocent idea of rebellion was to spend the day at the Museum of Fine Arts, treading familiar paths through the sprawling labyrinth, ending our pilgrimage in the Impressionist room, which I can still mentally reconstruct painting by painting in my mind’s eye. The light on Monet’s water lilies transfixed me, pinned me to the spot so that part of me is still there staring. This photograph is my ode to Monet, who enticed me into loving light, color, grace, and other things best learned outside of school.

For the Love of
For Imogen


I took this photograph for my patron saint, Imogen Cunningham. I think she would find this undulating form highly caressable. 
https://www.imogencunningham.com/plants/

Live Streaming

You can live-stream this scene directly by visiting a live stream at the UC Botanical Garden.

Matilija

“The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.” - Matsuo Basho

Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
Dianella tasmanica
Buckwheat in the Serpentine
Paths of Least Resistance
Fractal Fern
Wanted, Dead and Alive
Life and Death 2
Sensuality of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis: still the most amazing idea I’ve ever tried to wrap my neurons around.

Alice

First Alice was in Wonderland, then it was the reverse.

Welwitschia
Bejeweled

While I was volunteering in the UC Botanical Garden this morning teaching young people about ethnobotany, we were visited by not one but three different snakes. Volunteer work is making me rich.

Seedlings
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