White Cactus Flower

These beautiful flowers only last about a day and they wilt away.

Wilted but Retaining Its Colors

The color version of yesterday’s posting of the Wilting Dahlia. These photographs of dying flowers may have something to do with the massive wild fires and the smoke covered skies we are now having in California.

A New Spring in Sonoma County

- Panoramic with my new iPhone XR. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA. March 21, 2019.

– A Panoramic with my new iPhone XR. Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA. March 21, 2019.

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Fallen

17th Anniversary of 9-11, September 11 Memorial World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, NY. September 13, 2018

– 17th Anniversary of 9-11, September 11 Memorial, World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, NY. September 13, 2018.

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The Beauty of Nature

The Bird of Paradise, Sacramento, CA. U.S.A. December 25, 2018.

The Bird of Paradise, Sacramento, CA. U.S.A. December 25, 2018.

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Dia De Los Muertos Couple

Day of the Dead Celebration El Panteon de Sacramento Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. October 28, 2018

Day of the Dead Celebration El Panteon de Sacramento Sacramento, CA, U.S.A. October 28, 2018

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Birthday Rose for the Fallen

George A. Llanes – Age 33. Died in the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. Every morning, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes the birthdays of the men, women and children whose names are inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial by placing a single white rose at each person’s name on their birthday. Photo taken Sept. 13, 2018. New York City, NY, U.S.A.

George A. Llanes – Age 33. Died in the World Trade Center, Sept. 11, 2001. Every morning, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes the birthdays of the men, women and children whose names are inscribed on the 9/11 Memorial by placing a single white rose at each person’s name on their birthday. Photo taken Sept. 13, 2018. New York City, NY, U.S.A.

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Another Flower to Brighten Your Day

Lily taken in three bracketed shots two stops apart for HDR Mendocino County, CA. August 26, 2018

Lily taken in three bracketed shots two stops apart for HDR Mendocino County, CA. August 26, 2018

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May This Flower Brighten Your Day

Sun Flower, Santa Rosa, CA. August 24, 2018

Sunflower, Santa Rosa, CA. August 24, 2018

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Standing Alone

Sunflower stands in wheat field off of I-5. Yolo County, U.S.A. June 1, 2018

Sunflower stands in wheat field off of I-5. Yolo County, U.S.A. June 1, 2018

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Inside a Lotus

Also known as a water lily. Growing in the Cheng long Elementary School, Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 13, 2018

Also known as a water lily. Growing in the Cheng long Elementary School, Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 13, 2018

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Lotus

Also known as a water lily. Growing in the Cheng long Elementary School, Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 13, 2018

Also known as a water lily. Growing in the Cheng long Elementary School, Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. May 13, 2018

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Village Life: Mazu Festival – Not Happy?

A model appear as a traditional Chinese woman for the Mazu festival. She appears to be less than happy. She riding on a float. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

A model appear as a traditional Chinese woman for the Mazu festival. She’s appears to be less than happy. She riding on a float. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan, May 4, 2018.

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Cottonwood Hibiscus

The hibiscus tiliaceus is found in Taiwan. A tree with beautiful flowers is pollinated by insects such as the one found in this flower. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 14, 2018

The hibiscus tiliaceus is found in Taiwan. A tree with beautiful flowers is pollinated by insects such as the one found in this flower. Cheng long Village, Kohou Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 14, 2018

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Beauty and Bugs

Cheng Long Elementary School Cheng long Village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 19, 2013

Cheng Long Elementary School Cheng long Village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 19, 2013

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A Beauty Floating on Murky Water

Cheng Long Elementary School Cheng long Village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 14, 2013

Cheng Long Elementary School Cheng long Village, Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 14, 2013

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Throw Away or Stop and Enjoy the Beauty

343 Sansome Roof Garden San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. March 9, 2018 One of San Francisco’s Best Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS)

343 Sansome Roof Garden San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. March 9, 2018 One of San Francisco’s Best Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS)

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Cactus and Mustard

California Hwy 129, Calistoga, Napa County, CA, U.S.A February 18, 2018

California Hwy 129, Calistoga, Napa County, CA, U.S.A February 18, 2018

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Rainbows and Yellow Mustard

California Hwy 129, Calistoga, Napa County, CA, U.S.A February 18, 2018

California Hwy 128, Calistoga, Napa County, CA, U.S.A. –  February 18, 2018

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Yellow Blooms

A Field of Mustard 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. February 10, 2018

A Field of Mustard – 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. February 10, 2018

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