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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday - Rocks on Marble

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Rocks gathered on the beach at the False Klamath Cove offer up striking shadows from a setting sun.



Perfect for Shadow Shot Sunday.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Today's Flowers: Bottlebrush

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Droplets on Bottlebrush after a drizzly morning. This shrub is also known as Callistemon.



Check out all the beautiful flower photos at Today's Flowers, a weekly flower photography event of which I'm so happy to be a part.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday - Chicken Shadows

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We and our sha-a-a dows . . .




Check out the rest of the fabulous shadow shots at Hey Harriets Shadow Shot Sunday.





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Friday, November 21, 2008

Great St. Johns Wort

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Hypericum, or Great St. Johns Wort. Taken in shade, midday.




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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Autumn In The Garden #8 - Die Hard Cosmos

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November has got to be Cosmos' swan song month. I can't imagine how they keep up their valiant blooming with the wet, cold weather we're having. Enjoy. They'll be back next year. Heck, I may even plant a few more varieties, these have done so well.






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Monday, November 17, 2008

Today's Flowers: Passiflora purpurea

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I often photograph this flower, whose vine encircles a wire wreath outside my front door, not only because it's beautiful, but also because I'm never quite satisfied with the outcome. I am more satisfied with this photo than previous ones. Click on it to see the closeup.

Then check out the beautiful flowers that appear each Mondays at Today's Flowers; they are varied and wonderful.





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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday - Maple Leaf

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Barely 2 1/2-inches across, this Japanese Maple leaf cast a fairly formidable shadow on my front steps today.

This is my first entry for Shadow Shot Sunday, a photography event at home at Hey Harriet's blog. My blogger friend, Paz has been nudging me to join in so now I have and I'm looking forward to "meeting" everyone who posts their shadow photos for this event. Thanks Paz!







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Thursday, November 13, 2008

White Japanese Anemone

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Honorine Jobert

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hens And Chicks

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After shopping at the farmers market on Saturday mornings, Mr CC and I will often take a walk. Last Saturday was no exception even though it was threatening rain. When we happened upon a garden in full bloom, two photos from which I've already posted, I spent quite a long happy while shooting.
These are commonly called Hens and Chicks. Their botanical name is Sempervivum, which means forever living. You can see the many varieties available by clicking here. Their leaves are full of water from the rain. Click the photos for more detail.





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Monday, November 10, 2008

Today's Flowers: Rain-Drenched Gazania

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I've been invited by my blogger friend, Paz, to submit Monday flower photos to Today's Flowers. Stop by the blog and take a look at what's been posted today.







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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Princess Flower

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Taken mid-day under cloud cover with a flash



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Friday, November 07, 2008

Pink Striped Dahlia

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I spied this Dahlia blooming in front of Trinidad Town Hall the other day.


Tucked into a cozy planter box.




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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Autumn In The Garden #7 - Pink Chrysanthemums

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What says Autumn better than mums?




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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Lopsided Jack

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The morning after




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