Radiating Light

Another Spring flower from my neighborhood.

Don’t Ignore Me!

Even the smaller flowers are demanding attention.

Colors of Spring

More neighborhood flowers blooming in celebration of Spring.

SpringTime Blooms

Captured in a neighbor’s garden in Santa Rosa, California.

Spring Blossoms

These beautiful daisies seem to be smiling at me.

Spring Colors

Blossoms from a neighborhood garden in Santa Rosa, CA.

Spring Scene

Poppies growing along a trail in Mt. Burdell Open Space Preserve, Novato, CA.


This is California poppy radiates its color. Normally they are a solid gold but this one has edges of yellow.

Red Crested Tucaro

Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA.
The red-crested turaco is a turaco, a group of African Otidimorphae birds. It is a frugivorous bird endemic to western Angola. Its call sounds somewhat like a jungle monkey. Wikipedia


tree bent over
A California live oak tree bent over against a golden field of grass.


little flower with raindrops.
I found this little flower growing in some grass in one of my neighborhood parkways. The raindrops seemed to glisten, and the petals are translucent.


Garden Pansy
I photographed this garden pansy with raindrops using my iPhone RX while walking in my neighborhood.

Rain Drops

Red Rose with rain drops
Finally, Northern California is getting some rain. Its droplets enhance the beauty of the spring flowers found in people’s yards.

California Poppy

Yellow Poppy
This flower taken on a light pad using a focus rail. There were about 25 images taken to get the entire flower in focus. The poppy is from my yard in Sonoma County, California


Irris flower
This beautiful flower was photographed on a light table with a focus rail. It consists of about 25 exposures. The flower was cut from my yard in Santa Rosa, California


Camellia flower
This beautiful flower comes from a camellia tree in a park where I walk.

Lenton Rose

This rose is aging but still beautiful. It is another flower from my sister-in-law’s yard.


Aphids on a rose.
Aphids have invaded this rose. Ants will follow.

Bird of Paradise

This beautiful flower is growing in my sister in law’s yard

Fallen but Still Growing (Revised)

– Oak tree near the Pacific coast, Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, CA, January 31, 2015

– Oak tree near the Pacific coast, Coleman Valley Road, Sonoma County, CA, January 31, 2015. 

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