More spring flowers

I’ve been shooting an awful lot of spring wildflowers lately — but I figure that since they won’t be around much longer, I’d better appreciate them while I can. I’ve been learning to recognize quite a few of them by sight and to name them as I hike past. Hopefully at least some of this knowledge with stick with me […]

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Acres of flowers

The vernal pool dry season is underway, and it’s already gorgeous! I can’t imagine how the acres and acres at Mather Field must look; the small patch of nature at Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks is already busting out with native wildflowers like checkerbloom, frying pan poppies, gold fields, and downingia. I did look for the elusive vernal pool monkey […]

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Memory Monday, Week 111

Well, I promise that I’m serious about moving onto other things for my Monday posts (I have at least one idea I like quite a lot). At the same time, I felt I really needed to re-scan the earlier ones from my family’s 1959 trip through South Dakota and Wyoming as a personal project — and the results are so […]

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A spring bouquet

I’ve been shooting a lot of wildflowers in my area lately (which I plan to start sharing very soon), but I always really enjoy seeing these roses burst into bloom in my neighborhood. I was walking to the store yesterday afternoon and didn’t have my camera, so I used my less-than-stellar phone camera instead. The images are only lightly edited; […]

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