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 is not really a “photo-as-art” post, bear with me.
Learned something new. Origami box made from six 3×3” papers.
Envisioning new usage for the reject day job pattern printouts.
Hat tip to @embellish_or_perish for finding origami octahedrons at a charity shop and making me curious!
Linking up with Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike
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.
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.
I’m setting the intention that I WILL return to Seattle in August to take part in the Superfine Art Fair! I’m in the fair, I’m super ready for a fine road trip.
Will the fair happen? Will gatherings of “more than X” be allowed? Fingers crossed!
Photos from a Seattle road trip in 2017:
See more of the trip here.
This is my response to Nancy Merrill Photography’s weekly Photo a Week Challenge. This week’s theme Summer Vacation 2020