Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuscan Sun

This rose is alway changing from day to day.

First it starts out dark pink on the edges of the petals, and as the rose ages, the color lightens into to a muted orange, and finally it fades to very light colors throughout.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bird of Paradise Painting

Bird of paradise in the yard. Taken a week or so ago. Beautiful flower, with busy background.

Darkened the background and used the Topaz Simplify filter to try to emulate a painted image.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Perky and Pink

Checking out the range of my camera lens, and found this perky pink blossom in the yard.

Just love these Gerber because they bloom most of the year.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dogwoods by the River

Just across the  bridge on your way on the main valley road, we found a pull out, and went back to look at the dogwoods.

It was very windy here, so photographing the dogwoods was a bit of a challenge.

Patience and a break in the wind allowed me to take this image.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dogwood Trail

It was lunch time at Yosemite, so we picked up a sandwich at the store and drove to the parking lot beyond the Lodge,

We stayed in the warm car and enjoyed lunch and the view.

Later, we took a walk behind some of the cabins to veiw the mountains. The dogwoods along the path leading behind the cabins were wonderful.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nap Time

Considerate young man took his slippers off before taking his nap!

Bali Market snapshot.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pretty poppy

 Out in the yard Wednesday around noon.

Poppy in full bloom with many buds and flowers.

It is so fun to watch these flowers grown and bloom, and blossom. So sad that they only last about 3 days.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

California Coast by Crescent City last June.  The sun is almost all the way down. About 3 minutes and it will be out of sight.

Fun trip with many fond memories.  We will have to pass this year due to other travels.