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August 23, 2015: Wildflowers in Old Mission

Lovely Wildflowers in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo

My mom has always been famous for saying she can’t bear to rip the weeds out if they have lovely flowers on them. Why shouldn’t a beautiful weed be given just as much space on the planet as a well-groomed flower?

After church today, Mom and I picked up soup from the Old Mission Tavern and went to her house. In the front yard down near the water are these lovely weeds flowers, and I had to wander down there and grab a photo. You can see East Bay in the distance.

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A lifelong resident of the Old Mission Peninsula, Jane grew up on a cherry farm (Johnson Farms), married the boy next door (Tim Boursaw), and raised two kids there (Will and Marissa). Her 35-year career as a photojournalist includes bylines with the New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal, and interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But she loves writing about the OMP most of all.


  1. Aunt Mary my inspiration as well…the bachelor buttons along side our mail box has garnered many inquiries…I look forward to the wild asters Fall bloom in our front yard. (Will try to attach pics to your blog?)


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