I’m home from a long week-end of camping and photography with friends old and new. I’m still culling images, but here’s one from Mono Lake taken shortly after sunset. I was set up to shoot west but looking around I saw this cloud developing to the northeast so I turned my camera around and waited for this to unfold. This cloud formation and color were wonderful and a beautiful end to a fun day.
Nikon D810| 24-120mm@24mm| f/10| ISO 100| PS CC 23.2.2
A Pink Gerbera from a bouquet of flowers #1 Grandson had Baby Girl buy for me a few days ago since I’ve been a bit under the weather the past 2 weeks. I had to break out my LensBaby to take a few images of the flowers.
Here he is with the bouquet at the store. Baby Girl said it was his idea and was totally floored.
He wished me to feel better the second the front door opened then ran to me with this huge bouquet. He’s so sweet, and wonderful!
I came down with a mild case of Shingles. I thank God it’s a mild case! I can imagine how horrific a bad case is now because it’s been pretty awful, but I’m a big baby. 🙂
I’m too young to have been offered the vaccine, but I’m going to get it when I’m over this; the Dr. said it can’t hurt.
I am getting better everyday, and hope to be right as rain soon.
I hope you all are having a lovely Sunday!
Nikon Df| Lensbaby Composer with Soft focus Optic & 8mm macro converter| PS CC 2015 & Nik Suite.
UPDATE: Pauline over at https://pommepal.wordpress.com/ has identified this plant! It is called Waratah, and is in the Proteaceae family. Thank you so much Pauline!
The Wintering birds are beginning to head north which means they’ll be fewer bird posts, but I won’t be slowing down. Spring is blooming all over and I love hunting for flowers and photographing them.
This particular plant and blossom is a Native of Australia. Much to my surprise I learned last year that Santa Cruz has the same Mediterranean climate as Australia. The University of California in Santa Cruz has a lovely Arboretum with quite a few native Australian plants and flowers of which this is one. The Elevenia J. Slosson Research Garden established in 1978 began looking for drought, and pest tolerant beautiful ornamentals to give Californians some options for our gardens. Since their trials they’ve paved the way with Koala Blooms Programs to introduce many new plants to California gardeners.
I think this is in the Protea Family. I couldn’t find the marker to snap an image so I’d have the name of it. If anyone knows what it’s called please let me know.
Nikon D700| Nikkor 105mm macro lens| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015| Nik Suite| On 1 Photo 10