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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The New 101 From the Old 101

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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.




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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Signs of Spring: Mini Iris

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These mini iris always surprise me when they pop up from their winter sleep
and burst into joyous bloom.

The bold purple flowers sit on 4-inch stems and fairly roar that spring is coming.



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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Signs of Spring: Camellias

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 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.


Yet another sign of spring in my garden.

What signs of spring are in yours?





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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Dogwood Fruit

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Ruby red and almost heart-shaped, for this heart-y day,
I'm always amazed when these appear late in fall.
Some even make it to winter.



More ruby photos await you at Ruby Tuesday 2.





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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Signs of Spring: Dogwood Buds

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Swelling dogwood buds

Brown prevails in my garden

Welcome, signs of spring



What signs of spring are in your garden?


 
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Fuchsia on Yurt

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Saw the shadow, had to capture it.  We get them when and where we can, don't we?



Lots more shadows are awaiting you at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.  Check 'em out.






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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Moon and Clouds

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I'm not so much taken with the moon image here as I am with the surrounding clouds. Nothing is crystal clear, yet it speaks to me.





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Signs of Spring: Alder Catkins

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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.






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Monday, February 06, 2012

Ruby Tuesday: The Winter Red Rhodie is Blooming . . .

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. . . slowly.

Oh so slowly.



Check out the rest of the Ruby Tuesday photos posted this week from bloggers the world over.




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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shadows on Glass

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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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