Good morning Sunshine by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
The Great Indoors
The Great Indoors
Beckon
Beckon
Welcome
Welcome
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Becky Jaffe.jpg
 The ponds are frothing at the mouth, salivating for more Life.

The ponds are frothing at the mouth, salivating for more Life.

 This plant is so old it served as salad for stegosaurus. Cycad’s beauty stands the test of time.

This plant is so old it served as salad for stegosaurus. Cycad’s beauty stands the test of time.

Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory
Conference Center by Becky Jaffe.jpg
IMG_3651.JPG
 Thanks to recent improvements, the UC Botanical Garden is now more accessible than ever to people with a wide range of mobilities. All are welcome to come smell the flowers.

Thanks to recent improvements, the UC Botanical Garden is now more accessible than ever to people with a wide range of mobilities. All are welcome to come smell the flowers.


Flourish
Flourish
All Paths Lead to Beauty by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Puya
Puya

Just one shard of beauty can give us a window into the greater grandeur of existence. Today's shard is the Puya plant, an Andean flower that towers so high over our heads it's natural to give it a little bow as we pass underneath it.

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Quietude
Quietude

Quietude would like to have a word or two.

Climb by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Inside Out by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Inner Light
Inner Light

Much like humans, greenhouses emanate an inner light.

Haiku
Haiku
Pitcher perfect by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Greenhouse diptych
Greenhouse diptych
Temple
Temple
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IMG_3101.JPG
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IMG_3300.JPG
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.

Respite by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Sit a Spell by Becky Jaffe.jpg
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UCBG nursery canvas.jpeg
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
Fireworks by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Happy Pride Day by Becky Jaffe.JPG
IMG_3092.JPG
Lantern by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Astralomeria by Becky Jaffe.jpg
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.

Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade
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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
IMG_3116.JPG
Earthly Entanglements
Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
Nepenthes
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.

Welwitschia
Welwitschia
RIP by Becky Jaffe.JPG
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.

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Seedlings
Seedlings
Plants for Sale by Becky Jaffe.jpg
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Alice
Alice

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

Good morning Sunshine by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
The Great Indoors
Beckon
Welcome
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Becky Jaffe.jpg
 The ponds are frothing at the mouth, salivating for more Life.
 This plant is so old it served as salad for stegosaurus. Cycad’s beauty stands the test of time.
Chaos Theory
Conference Center by Becky Jaffe.jpg
IMG_3651.JPG
 Thanks to recent improvements, the UC Botanical Garden is now more accessible than ever to people with a wide range of mobilities. All are welcome to come smell the flowers.
Flourish
All Paths Lead to Beauty by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Puya
65454114_1055401737991100_1345871145148088320_n.jpg
Quietude
Climb by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Inside Out by Becky Jaffe.JPG
Inner Light
Haiku
Pitcher perfect by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Greenhouse diptych
Temple
IMG_3335.JPG
IMG_3101.JPG
Attachment-1 (35).jpeg
IMG_3300.JPG
Orchid House Panorama by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
Bananas
Papyrus
Respite by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Sit a Spell by Becky Jaffe.jpg
IMG_3096.JPG
UCBG nursery canvas.jpeg
For Monet
For the Love of
Fireworks by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Happy Pride Day by Becky Jaffe.JPG
IMG_3092.JPG
Lantern by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Astralomeria by Becky Jaffe.jpg
For Imogen
Live Streaming
Made in the Shade
IMG_2572 (1).JPG
Matilija
Freaks I have known and loved by Becky Jaffe.jpeg
IMG_3116.JPG
Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
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.
Welwitschia
RIP by Becky Jaffe.JPG
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
Plants for Sale by Becky Jaffe.jpg
Attachment-1 (33).jpeg
Alice
The Great Indoors
Beckon
Welcome

The ponds are frothing at the mouth, salivating for more Life.

This plant is so old it served as salad for stegosaurus. Cycad’s beauty stands the test of time.

Chaos Theory

Thanks to recent improvements, the UC Botanical Garden is now more accessible than ever to people with a wide range of mobilities. All are welcome to come smell the flowers.


Flourish
Puya

Just one shard of beauty can give us a window into the greater grandeur of existence. Today's shard is the Puya plant, an Andean flower that towers so high over our heads it's natural to give it a little bow as we pass underneath it.

Quietude

Quietude would like to have a word or two.

Inner Light

Much like humans, greenhouses emanate an inner light.

Haiku
Greenhouse diptych
Temple
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.

Made in the Shade
Matilija

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

Earthly Entanglements
Flux
Woodpecker canvas
Nepenthes
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.

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
Alice

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

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