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!
A cosmos flower is opened wide for morning sunlight. I took this shot into the sun, hence, those round puffs of refracted light appear to be smoke coming from the cosmos…or something like that.
This potted firecracker red coleus is now headed for year three of brilliance. Prior to the firecracker I’ve never been able to keep other types of coleus for more than a year–that’s 50 years of tossing dead plants! The name fits. (FYI: this coleus started off in the ground, then was potted in year two–itContinue reading “Firecracker Red Coleus”
The summer’s end in Sacramento is marked by the end of water lily blooms. But the pods still provide beauty in their final days when struck by sunlight.
A neighbor’s rose is peeking over a fence in its journey towards the sun.