We’re in a drought here in California. Today the thermometer was in the 70s, when it’s supposed to be 30 degrees colder. The trees in my backyard are blooming. II’m usually not a huge fan of winter, but I miss it. It’s supposed to be here and it’s not. We had a cold snap in late November/early December, and I got a few photos of this while monitoring out in Marin at the same site where the egret and grebe photos came from. So maybe if I post some winter-y photos, the storms and rain will come.
I found this naturalized daffodil at work along the coast one day in September. There is something classy about it among the ice-plant, like an old Hollywood starlet.
Ok, I’ve actually been itching to get these out, but wanted to have a couple of posts in-between so that you’re not bombarded with flowers. I posted a couple of weeks ago a set of photos I took at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco nine years ago when I was fifteen. Now that I live in the city I went back, camera in hand. It was interesting to see how I’ve changed since then- I feel like I can photograph a wider range of shapes than I could before, although I need to give my fifteen year-old self some credit. I am 95% self taught when it comes to photography and it was good to know that I’m improving (that’s at least what I think, as this can be a very subjective matter). Form your own opinions!
…literally! I’m officially a resident! I registered to vote here and everything. This makes me legit 😀 Matt (amazing boyfriend and partner) and I and another couple we knew from college are renting a house in the Outer Sunset District, aka fogsville in the summer. But we’re two blocks away from Golden Gate park, and an easy mile away from the beach. This will be our third month here, and we’re really happy so far.
Admittedly, I haven’t taken a ton of pictures yet, but I have a small set of black and whites from Golden Gate Park. Enjoy!
My motivation for working on my photos continues! I’m proud to say I already have ideas for quite a few more future posts. 🙂 I also decided that I’d better not bombard you with one post chock-full of flowers right after another. I’m breaking it up! The photo below was taken on an excursion to the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park about a month ago. The gardens are beautiful, and even though we went on a Saturday in the midst of lots of tourists, I still found it peaceful. Definitely a must-see, if only just once. The gardens sported many large trees, and there is something majestic about a large ginkgo tree. I mean, they’re an evolutionary relic! I like this photo because something so ancient seems so fresh and alive.