Jacaranda more than just a pretty face

On the Trail

Email Gloria Glasser at whirlawaygig@gmail.com.

I saw double as I peered through a sprightly patch of society garlic plants growing in a terraced Thousand Oaks garden. An annoying insect had decided to take a swim in my right eye and was wreaking havoc with my vision.

How to fix this? It came to mind that a vigorous sneeze or two might help clear the invader from my eye. Perhaps close contact with the pungent lavender flowers would induce a sneeze. So I pinched some dried, flaky society ga...

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