Nancy’s Photo a Week prompt is Reflection this week, and I immediately thought of the photos I took at the Pacific Design Center last Friday. The architecture and reflections there are stunning. Everywhere you look, you’ll find a treat for the eyes.
Nancy Merrill posted this challenge a couple of weeks ago. I had to sit with it, for it’s a swan song to scenery from my former homeward commute (my office changed locations).
It was an evening with especially dramatic skies.
Check out my newest experiment in my windowsill garden!
Maybe you’ve tried this with carrot or lettuce ends — have you ever tried Brussels Sprouts?
January 2014 ] [ February 2021
The same view, seven years apart. The trees have grown!
This week’s challenge was to post a still photo showing motion.
I shot this on the east coast of Florida on my 2014 road trip.
Seen on a recent walk in the neighborhood:
After replacing the bulbs in the dining room light fixture, I looked straight up.
These are the patterns of light and dark.
Are you familiar with Egyptian Walking Onions? They are otherworldly!
The “babies” grow from clusters of bulbs (they look like garlic bulbs) at the top of sturdy stems. I imported mine from Patucci in Providence a few years ago and they’ve been going strong ever since.
I use them instead of Green Onions or Chives.
I was going to write about the California Poppies, but I posted about them three weeks ago for this same Challenge series on another blog (so I wouldn’t interrupt the Truck Alphabet).
Spring itself is very elusive here in Southern California. One day it’s rainy and “cold” (50F), the next the sun is blazing and it’s 90F. Which is perhaps why locals go so crazy for the poppies — they are such an overt display.
Instead, here are this year’s Spring weeds in my back yard as they look now:
How they looked a month ago:
Every year a different weed reigns supreme (and gets mowed by the gardeners every two weeks). This was the year of that yellow flower, which I haven’t yet identified. (A member of the dandelion family? Edible?)
I came across a post about making a Pressed Floral Journal Quarantine Herbarium, which I’d like to do with my backyard weeds. (I’m calling them weeds because they’re not grass. I’m NOT complaining! Grass lawns are stupid for my climate). I may have missed my window of opportunity this year, though there are still a few growing in the shady spots.