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.

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

For more photos from this trip to Devils Postpile National Monument, see Photography 101:  Experimenting with Composition *** The challenge?  WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Angular

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

This can must’ve been here two years ago when I shot these photos of my son (Silent Saturday:  Minaret Vista), and for many, many, many years before that! *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Minimalist

Treasures: A Nature Basket

My son collects soooo many sticks, rocks, feathers, nuts, and other cool stuff during our outings that his “treasures” have become a bit overwhelming.  In order to provide a space for his favorite discoveries, I gave him a basket.  We call it his “nature basket”, and it’s where the best finds are kept. *** WordPressContinue reading “Treasures: A Nature Basket”

Window: A Room with a View

My son has been home sick for several days.  We’ve been looking out the window a lot. Here’s what we’ve been seeing (all photos taken from inside our home, through our back window)… Photos taken January 13th and 14th, 2014 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Window

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

Welcome 2014! Sunset, Dublin Hills, Dublin, California Photo taken January 1st, 2014 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Joy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

DNA Sculpture, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley Photos taken November 11th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Sunset over the San Francisco Bay from Coyote Hills Regional Park. Photo taken October 26th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Horizon

Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite (Pumpkins)

Perry Family Pumpkin Patch, Fremont, California…. an infinite sea of pumpkins! Photo taken October 12th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Infinite *** More fun at the Perry Family Pumpkin Patch… climbing the hay pyramid! And more pumpkins… Interested in going?  Check out the J.E. Perry Farms website for details:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Dennis the Menace Playground Monterey, California Photo taken September 14th, 2013 *** WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Inside