I have no idea what the name of this bush is, but it always fascinates me when I see it on my walks through the botanical garden. I should look for a tag. It’s such a cheery plant, and the long seed pods seem rather impossible given the pom-pom shape of its flowers.
My world really doesn’t look like this, but sometimes it does feel like this!
Weeds if not wanted, flowers if wanted. Perspective is everything!
Today is one of those wonderful days where winter is giving way to spring. Here in California where I live it means the air is cooler, sky is blue, the breeze is fresh. Buds are forming on trees that shed their leaves and had them blown away by the east winds. Bulbs are emerging, some already blooming. It’s just a delightful time to be oot-n-aboot – we were oot for a good 3 miles, dogs, and Josh, and the X100V!
Looking through a window to take a picture is always interesting. Reflections show up as well as the subject matter inside. Here, a classroom empty during the winter break.
Nikon FM3a, Nikon 50mm f1.2 AI-S, Kodak Tri-X 400.
A really nice guy out doing his job. He asked me for directions.
I had to work to catch this one – I didn’t want him to know that I was stalking! He was on the local campus, hoping to make a delivery to a PO box, but the campus was closed, the students were gone, and the doors were locked.
Boys are wearing nail polish these days. My nephew, too. He gets a box full of reds and a few other colors from his somewhat modern auntie! These are all wrapped up . . .
I really do like trees! I admit to a leaning toward deciduous hardwoods, but when I saw this shadow projected onto the building, I realized that one of the things I enjoy about palm trees is just their crazy (to me) appearance. This shadow looks like me on a bad hair day, but for the palm, it is nice and tidy.
Nikon FM3a, 50mm f1.2, and Tri-X. And more to come!
Out I wandered with my long-lusted-for Nikon 50mm f1.2 AI-S lens attached for long-lusted-for Nikon FM3a. A maiden voyage for the lens with film.
The film was Kodak Tri-X 400, shot at 1600, and supposedly processed at +2 at the lab. Did they do it? No idea! I just have to trust they did – I think they did, though, because the images are pretty contrasty, which is what I was aiming for. I made them a bit more so in post.
There is a small liberal arts college within a short distance from where I live, and bits of it seem almost like you are in the country, but the truth is, you are not. Still, I like to wander over in that area to enjoy the trees and their canopy of leaves. This is a panorama of 6 photos I merged together.
I linked the photo to my Flickr account, and may start to do that in the future. It will save space on my WordPress site. Also, you can click on the photo and jump to the Flickr site, and from there see the trees in their glorious detail. It really worth it to see these trees (I think, anyway!).