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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday - Musical Chair

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I don't know, the flow of the shadows seems musical to me.

Taken at Josh & Kelly's, 12-22-08



Check out the weekly shadow shots over at Hey Harriet's.

They're always different and always cool.






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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Susan's Rose

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Taken on the Winter Solstice in Susan's backyard, this is my thank you for our time together over that weekend: the love and companionship of good friends, the laughter, the cooking, the most perfect goose dinner, my wonderful new desk ensemble, . . . and the goose fat!

Happy New Year, dear friend.





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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Under the Mistletoe

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Happy Holidays!




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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yellow Verbascum

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At least I think it's a verbascum although I can't seem to locate a photo on-line. This is a surprise but very welcome visitor in my cold wintery garden. Click on the photo for flower porn detail. Have they no shame?




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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Frozen In Time

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The last two nights we've had temps below 30F. Not usual weather for us. Daytime temps haven't risen above 38F so the frost from the night before just stays there.






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Monday, December 15, 2008

Snacking on Fungus

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Do you see it? I didn't until I brought it into PhotoShop. Maybe I should wear glasses when I'm out shooting.




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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Razzle Dazzle or Fringe Flower

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Finally, a fairly decent photo of my Razzle Dazzle flower, a winter-blooming specimen in my garden, botanically known as Loropetalum chinensis. A relative to Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis), which I also have in my garden and which also gives me photography fits. Click on photo for more detail.




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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snow Day

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The rain turned to snow this morning.
Then fell heavier.
Then heavier still.
Then the sun came out. For a minute.

It has snowed more in the last few years, here on the north coast of California, than I've seen in the previous ten. The weather is definitely changing.







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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday - Rainbow Shadows

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Evening. The just-before-setting sunlight comes through the fence making strips of light on the deep, dark lawn and rainbows in the camera lense.




Once again Shadow Shot Sunday takes the stage. Check it out!

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