Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 117 - birds & bees (and wineries)

Bonus: a poem to go with this photo.

I've been in training all this week so it seemed an especially good idea to head out to pick up our wine at a couple of local wineries this afternoon. Had a lot of fun taking these shots.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 115 - winter's last stand?

The weather delivered a little of everything today...cold, wind, rain, hail, thunder, lightning.
It got our normal trickle of a creek running, and made the poppies shiver and close right up.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 114 - pollen time

Every year about this time when the wind blows through the pines it is yellow yellow everywhere!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 113 - special effects

Just playing around with photo software today...the first shot is the original of some metal garden art
the second is the same shot heavily modified.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 112 - a serious crush

Botanically speaking, my heart belongs to my golden full moon maple.
However, this time of year I always develop a little crush on my dogwood tree.
(Notice how the trees are 'mine' and not 'ours?')

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 110 - awards & mermaids

It was a night to notice & admire the neon mermaids down at the embarcadero in San Francisco.
We also had a great time at the event and reception for Don Hertzfeldt, our daughter's close friend.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 108 - mellow yellow

Spring was still noticable despite the rain and cold temps these past two days.
The carolina jasmine looks like it weathered the hail & heavy showers just fine.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 103 - an old favorite

This lilac is near the book return at the library.
One of the benefits of photographing lilac is the wonderful scent you get to enjoy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 102 - back to reality

Spent the day getting back home from Kauai. We had just sat down on the plane in Honolulu, when I looked up and noticed the flip-flop stuck hanging out of the overhead bin. It seemed to symbolize something but I don't have the words. It just makes me smile. BTW - this was not seen as a problem by the flight attendent who went around checking these bins before take-off. Later, once we landed, the owner of the flip-flop opened the compartment and the shoe and other assorted things fell out almost landing on my traveling partner. Aloha.

Day 101 - soaking up the sun

Something about the way this Hawaiian Monk Seal is flaked out reminds me of Snoopy from Peanuts.
I was feeling the same way thinking about how this is our last day on Kauai.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 98 - sunshine market

We like to check out the local farmers market when we're away from home. Besides the different types of fruits and vegetables you see, the flowers differ from place to place. Aren't these beautiful?
This was taken at the Kilauea Sunshine Market.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 96- gecko

This guy posed so long for the photo, I thought he was going to try and sell me some insurance.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 93 - neighborhood totem

Another bit of neighborhood 'character'...looks like several characters now that I look closely.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 92 - between showers

Happened to drive by these flowers growing in a rock wall just as the sun came out after a brief shower. Ah, spring.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 91 - red chair

This photo was not taken today but I just don't have a shot on this rainy, cold Easter.
It was taken on the last day of March when we were surprised with a light snowfall.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 88 - redbud

The Saints of April
by Todd Davis

Coltsfoot gives way to dandelion,
plum to apple blossom. Cherry fills
our woods, white petals melting
like the last late snow. Dogwood's
stigmata shine with the blood
of this season. How holy
forsythia and redbud are
as they consume their own
flowers, green leaves running
down their crowns. Here is
the shapeliness of bodies
newly formed, the rich cloth
that covers frail bones and hides
roots that hold fervently
to this dark earth.

It's the first day of National Poetry Month. Poetry slam here.