The season of beautiful sunrises is beginning. I so love this time of year.
Things have been extremely dry here in California this year, so I was excited on Monday to wake up to a wet city and the beautiful scent of fresh rain. Here’s my photo, an attempt to capture the droplets of water on one of the plants in my front yard.
As part of our homeschool studies last year, we did a unit on Alfred Hitchcock movies. One of our favorite Hitchcock films was The Birds. Of course, while in Bodega Bay, we had to check out some of the places filmed in the movie, such as the schoolhouse and the church. But the highlight of the trip was our hike on the Bodega Head Trail…
The scent of the redwoods…. one of my favorite things. This is my happy place…
As with everyone else these days, I’ve been feeling stressed. The months of pandemic, the wildfire smoke here in California, adjusting to online teaching, political strife, healing from an injury that has kept me from hiking, combined with worries over the health of close family members… I’ve been feeling, well, stressed and overwhelmed. I’m puttingContinue reading “Unwinding…”
Keeping healthy and sane with local daily hikes and neighborhood walks during this period of social distancing….
Autumn: Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve, San Ramon, CA
The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Glass
While drinking my morning tea, just a few minutes after I looked up the photography theme for today, my son ran in from the backyard and excitedly said, “look at these treasures I just found!” Perfect! The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Treasure
More images of plants in my front yard… Sunlight: After the Rain Photography 101: The Natural World *** The challenge? WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Angles
For more photos from this trip to Devils Postpile National Monument, see Photography 101: Experimenting with Composition *** The challenge? WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular
It’s that time of year, when the ladybugs return to Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, California. I haven’t hiked out to see them yet this season, but I’ve heard from others that the clusters are back (I’ll head out next week to see for myself and take more photos). Until then, here are a twoContinue reading “Swarm: Ladybug Clusters”
To capture a fleeting moment….. but aren’t they all? The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Moment
The Living Roof at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco… The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Architecture
Reaching the intended destination of any hike is an achievement. The best reward? Gorgeous views all to ourselves. Interested in going? You’ll find info here…. Yosemite Hikes: Gaylor Lakes *** The challenge? Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement
The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: A Pop of Color
Playing with background color… A pop of red on this finch… The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: A Pop of Color
Just as I hit the publish button on my last post (Photography 101: Warmth), the sun burned through the clouds and lit up the plants in my front yard, giving me an opportunity to capture the sunlight on this overcast day. The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Warmth
It’s a beautiful, much-needed, rainy, overcast day here. I’ll keep my eye out today for an opening in the clouds to capture an image for this challenge, which is to “head outside and capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source.” In the meantime, here’s an unpublished photo from my archives. TheContinue reading “Photography 101: Warmth”
Playing with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines… Our Front Yard Photos taken November 12th, 2014 The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: The Natural World