My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
I had an unexpected close encounter while hiking down the trail towards Snipes Ravine yesterday morning (walking distance from my house). Most of the deer I’ve spotted on or near Mississippi Bar are much farther away and are quick to take flight at any sight of humans. But these three — two does and a buck — seem to be […]
A hollyhock flower, known in Japan as aoi (葵), was incorporated into the official seal of the Tokugawa shogunate in Japan, and through this influence has maintained importance in modern Japanese culture… The Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) is one of the three main festivals of the city of Kyoto — from Wikipedia.
If I had gotten up a little bit earlier this morning, I would have been able to capture these cactus blooms without the challenge of full sunlight. But they were still extremely attractive — especially to a honeybee, who just couldn’t tear herself away even though both her pollen baskets were full.
Since I’m visiting Riverside this week, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight this fun episode, where Huell visits Corona — just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road from Riverside. I haven’t visited the Corona circle myself, but you can clearly see it on Google Maps. Pretty cool! In the early 1900s Corona was known for […]
I missed the full bloom of this Cleistocactus winteri flower, but it still looks pretty good to me. These succulents originated in Bolivia.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Columns and Vertical Lines. Let’s see how creative you can be on for this week’s challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge.