Wednesday, December 29, 2010

California Beach Babe

A female elephant seal taking a nap on the beach along Highway 1 north of Cambria

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge from below.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Lots of rain = mushrooms in the bark

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jellyfish on the beach - don't know what kind of jellyfish, but there were lots of them and they were about as big as a plate.  

Friday, December 17, 2010


"I must go seek some dew-drops here, and hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear."

W. Shakespear

Thursday, December 16, 2010


"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature."

H.D. Thoreau

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fancy Web





"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
"Tis the prettiest parlour that ever did you spy".

from a poem by Mary Howitt

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ancient Writing


Reflected reeds on a still lake, with a bit of texture added - looks like a secret message to me!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lacy Cobwebs


Seen this morning on my walk to the lake. 

Captured Leaf

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just For Fun

Playing with textures







Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

2 Birds

A very small bird, and a very large bird - photographed today



This hummingbird was sitting on a dead stalk in my garden at sundown - thought his silhouette was interesting. 


And I followed this fellow around the lake trying to get a shot of him as he flew from tree to tree.  This was about the best I could do - he wasn't very cooperative.

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Sunset

I thought this sunset was rather unusual - lots of little bumpy clouds.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Riverside Cemetary - Denver


Horse Monument at Riverside

Friday, October 22, 2010

White Lily







My "O'Keeffee" style lily

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tombstone in Riverside Cemetary


Riverside Cemetary is the original Denver cemetary, where many Colorado pioneers were buried.  It still being used, but they lost their water rights and the trees are dying, making it look pretty spooky.  It's by the Platte River, north of town, and surrounded by industrial buildings.

3 Old Bottles

Not For Hire


Seen outside the Pie Town Cafe in Pie Town, New Mexico on Highway 60. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spanish Lakes Sunrise

Seen on the way to exercise class on Friday!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Super Deluxe Ford

Close-up of a Ford Super Deluxe Woodie parked by the Moonstone Beach Grill in Cambria, California on a beautiful Sunday morning!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Red Cosmos

My garden looks kind of raggedy now, but there are still some colorful cosmos surviving.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Roadrunner in a Tree

I have never noticed before the interesting patch of color by the roadrunner's eye - it's red, white and blue!
According to Wikipedia, it's a blank patch of skin.  They also have zygodactyl feet (2 toes in front, 2 in back).  What an unusual bird!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Look Who's Coming to Dinner


Did you know that the hummingbird beats his/her wings 40-80 times per second!  I know this fact because I counted them looked it up on the internet!
Getting ready for fall! 

Pumpkins seen at the Chesebrough Farm east of Templeton last year.






Thursday, September 2, 2010

I saw these handsome fellows early one morning.  The big guy on the left was obviously in charge of this group....he never moved or took his eyes off of me, while the others nervously moved about.  While I've often seen 4 or more does hanging out together, I've never seen this many bucks together.  An impressive sight!



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Colorful Eggs

Fresh eggs - from our neighbors.  They are too pretty to eat!












Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hummer in Flight


This little guy has his wings full keeping the other hummers away from the feeder!

Thursday, August 19, 2010






Merlot Grapes and an old truck at Pomar Junction Winery near Templeton, California.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Collage



A collage made from altered paper, one of my photos, and a little painting.  Then scanned and processed.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Orange Rose

Playing with Photoshop Elements.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Claudia's Roses

Enjoyed a visit with our friend, Claudia in Morro Bay today.  Enjoyed sitting on her patio surrounded by her beautiful flowers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chinese Bird in a Cage


Seen in an open-air market along the Grand Canal in China.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Carmel Mission


The Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo was completed 1797, the 2nd mission in the California chain.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunset Collage


Here are a few of my favorite sunsets!


This photo mosaic was added to Mosaic Monday @ the Little Red House
For more beautiful photo mosaics, click here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dancing Clouds




For more "dancing clouds" see my post here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Parking Lot Flower


Found growing in the parking lot of the Mono Lake Visitors' Center.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wildflower in Black and White

Yellow Wildflower




Check out other macro photos here at Macro Flowers Saturday.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wildflowers of the Sierras


A few of the beautiful wildflowers we spotted on our trip through the Sierra Mountains recently