The grounds of California’s capital features a cacti garden that goes well with the state’s recent weather conditions: hot and dry. The drought of 2018-19 is still with us in 2020-21. Here are some perspectives of the garden in photos taken yesterday.
A calla lily by a brick wall catches the last rays of sunlight.
Camellia blooming season has peaked in Sacramento. The reds, whites, pinks and variegated are finishing up their final burst of show before falling to the ground.
Took this shot early yesterday morning with the sun rising behind a camellia tree. I like how the flower’s center appears to have a light in it. There are some 800 varieties of camellias on the grounds of Sacramento’s Capitol Park which surrounds California’s state capitol. Camellias were first imported to Sacramento from Japan inContinue reading “Back-lit Camellia”
For most of the year cosmos flowers attracted bees and butterflies, but those days are gone with chilling nights, a low November sun and strong winds blowing more frequently off the Pacific Ocean. The cosmos stems get long and leggy in the search for sunlight. Winter will be soon. Life goes on with the electionContinue reading “Cosmos in the Wind”
Sunflowers are finished for the season as we head into colder weather.
Took a photo of the spent blooms in our ivy that attracts thousands of honey bees in October. Reminds me of those molecule displays in physics class.
The first fall flower to fade in our yard is the Japanese anemone. Here it is against our garage, done for 2020, the year of a pandemic, wildfires, floods and racial injustices. Spent!