Friendly Friday: Up Close and Macro

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.

Focusing on the Beauty

Keeping healthy and sane with local daily hikes and neighborhood walks during this period of social distancing….

Rainy Day: Angles

More images of plants in my front yard… Sunlight:  After the Rain Photography 101:  The Natural World *** The challenge?  WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Angles

Sunlight: After the Rain

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

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  In the meantime, here’s an unpublished photo from my archives.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”

Photography 101: The Natural World

Playing with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines… Our Front Yard Photos taken November 12th, 2014 The challenge?  WordPress Photography 101:  The Natural World

Photography 101: Bliss

Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven. The challenge?  WordPress Photography 101:  Bliss

On Happiness: Myths Debunked

Ah, the pursuit of happiness.  Isn’t that an inherent right of all Americans?  Yet the majority of Americans seem to be searching for happiness in all the wrong places… striving for that next promotion at work, purchasing a larger home, buying a nicer car, thinking that marriage will provide lasting happiness, or planning the perfectContinue reading “On Happiness: Myths Debunked”

Seasonal Produce: Greens

Oh, how I love the vegetables and fruits of autumn….  especially vibrant, yummy greens!  I can’t eat them enough! Photos taken September 27th, 2013 Crops of the World UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley