The new (well, it's a few years old now, but I'd not walked to this vantage point before) US 101 bridge (one of many) spanning the Eel River, taken from the now-closed portion of the old 101. Just like the title says.
The Camellia shrub just east of the house had shot up to such a height that it was blocking our morning sun. So, even though I loved all those pink blooms each late winter/early spring, I whacked it back a month ago to a light-allowing 5-feet.
I thought it wouldn't bloom at all this year. I was so wrong.
Looking to the sky yesterday, I noticed that the alder trees have got catkins on them. Then I began to notice other signs that spring is on its way. Tiny iris blooms, blueberry and huckleberry blossoms, hyacinth popping up, swelling dogwood buds. And yesterday I saw a hummer gathering the Japanese anemone seed fluff.
This is actually a reflection of rose leaves and redwood branches in a west-facing window, taken early this morning. The original is in color, and this is just a portion of the photo. When I started playing around with the colors, I de-saturated it and this is the result. So, a rather contrived photo for Shadow Shot Sunday, but it's mine and I offer it here to you.
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