This morning the sky is mottled with clouds and the light is soft. Bright red flowers seem even brighter than ever.
I keep meaning to find out the name of these – never seem to find their label in the garden. Time to set about on a hunt, like I do annually for the daffodils and narcissus.
A bit past prime, but the Mr. Lincoln is one of the loveliest deep red roses.
In the height of this dry, dry summer, looking back on the green leaves and bright red berries of the toyon is quite refreshing.
A secondary color palette with a number of primaries thrown in . . .
I have a small batch of ever-expanding freesias in my front yard. Every spring, there they are. Using Velvia 100 slide film, these are the results. Today, the flowers are gone, but their leaves remain behind, returning the nutrients to the bulbs for next year.
Christmas berries – also known as Toyon – is a California plant with bright, red edible berries which are good in apple pie. ‘Tis the season to see them!
How can you not love a classic, old truck from the 1950s?
I cannot recall the name of this flower, but it is large and tall if I remember correctly, part of a stalk of flowers. The symmetry and curves of the petals are what catch the eye.
These photos in the “texture” series are from several years ago on a walk through the neighborhood. They were taken with a little point-and-shoot camera with limited capabilities, but they still provide visual viewing pleasure for me. More bits and pieces of things, rather than the grand vista . . .