It’s always fun to go through your library of photos. Nearly every time I find something I hadn’t considered before. Here, a few bright flowers from the local botanical garden – perfect for brightening the gloom of winter rains.
Tag: Nikon 85mm f1.8G
This is a beautiful amaryllis which my mother-in-law had sent to me for a Christmas present. It’s called a “Naomi,” which pleases me no end! It’s a rather stunning one, I think (much like its namesake); a bit short, but with 6 flowers on each stem. It’s also a lovely pale salmon, more pink than orange.
Gifts like this really do “keep on giving” because I have been enjoying it for several months now!
I have been in a funk about photography – bad weather is my excuse about not getting out. Laziness is more the reality. And, a total lack of inspiration. We all go through these funks, but it gets exciting when interest picks up again, often with fresh eyes and thoughts.
I started the Instax Printer Project to just get me to do things. Hiking is really what gets me oot-and-aboot to make pictures. On the other hand, it can be a challenge, and a pleasure, to photograph the mundane. Bread and butter is mundane, but homemade rye bread and butter is a different story! I made some yesterday, and managed not to gobble it down just out of the oven.
It’s always fun to get out of your own neighborhood and into someone else’s and just walk. I’ve been here once before, but during the daylight hours. At night or in the gloaming, this bit of sidewalk could lead to disaster . . .
I always want to photograph this section of a trail in my neighborhood. I think this one finally captures it . . .
This is one of my favorite shrubs in California – the Fremontia – it blooms for a short period, and the bright yellow blossoms make a dramatic presentation. Always worth finding!