Sun-Kissed Japanese Maple
Autumn colors grace my lawn from spring to fall thanks to the beautiful Japanese Maple tree.
Morning’s First Kiss
Golden morning light kisses a budding iris.
Silvery morning light pierces the fog to warm a flurry of bearded irises.
Purple Playground on a Grey Day
I love the ombré effect on the bearded iris so I wanted to feel that in black and white. I’m enchanted with the result.
Refreshed by Rain
Captured in my garden after an afternoon shower.
Captured from a 12-year old tree in my garden.
A Little Fall of Rain
This past winter, Northern California was deluged with enough rain to bring us out of a 10-year drought. Water accumulated behind an old tree stump up the hill behind the house and brought it down, along with a small mound of mud. Then, sunshine came and a California Redbud Tree above the mud bloomed and dropped these lovely little petals on top of last winter’s memory.
California Redbud Tree
A young California Redbud Tree blooms in April in Boulder Creek.
This clematis graces my garden every spring, it's beauty brilliant but fleeting. Shot with a micro lens, it looks a bit extraterrestrial.
The bloom of abutilon "tiger eye" up close. These leaves were bursting with color this year!
Tiger Eye Bokeh
Close-up vertical shot of a Tiger Eye plant in my garden. I loved the echo of the flower in the background, as if another is looking on, waiting in the wings.
An Iris blessed with April's final shower
Early morning in the Santa Cruz Mountains as a bearded iris opens.
The beautiful Iris in my garden just before opening.
Red, Gold and Green
Captured in my garden- a close-up shot of 2 leaves on a Japanese Maple Tree in Springtime in California
Little Clusters of Joy
Alpine Forget Me Not (Myosotis alpestris) Flower captured in my garden.
We are surrounded by layers of redwood forest.
Close-up of a Tiger Eye flower in my garden.
I’ve always loved the mystery of bamboo. When morning light hits it, it’s just magical.
Foxglove is such a cool looking plant, tall with these little horns that droop down. I decided to mount the camera on the ground, looking up into the mouth of the foxglove. This is the result. Flipped.
A bearded iris prepares to open.
Newest Bud on the Block
Captured with Nikkor 14-24 wide attached to my Nikon Z7, mounted low on my RRS Tripod to capture this single bud in the bunch.