Leap into Spring!

Yes, today is Leap Day!  And because of our wonderful winter rains, spring is all around us.  I don’t think photos can fully capture the beauty of the wild flowers filling the fields here, but over the next few weeks I’m going to do my best! 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 Below are a few flowers I discovered on…

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Get Outside

One of my favorite things! Hunting for joy, outside! And today, on my hunt, I ran across this most beautiful flowering weed.  Yes, I’m sure it was not planted there purposely. Yet, it produced the most beautiful flowers! What exactly is a “weed”?  According to http://www.dictionary.com a weed is: any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially…

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #78 – Special Spot Shots: Antigua

When I noticed this next Lens Artist challenge, Special Spot Shots, I got excited! Special photos are awesome.  They bring back warm memories and make me smile. Here is my short story: As I was getting ready to turn 50, six years ago (yikes!), I planned my own celebration that took us to our first…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #77: Favorite Photos of 2019

I had a really hard time deciding what to add to this post.  I love taking photos and had fun on our roadtrip back in May, along the California coast, Highway 1.  Then I got a macro lens and discovered how fun it is to look more closely at all of the beauty around us….

FOTD: Desert Broom

The Desert Broom is of the Sunflower family.  The male and female flowers are on separate plants, and the female flowers develop white, silky and very beautiful airborne seeds. These bushes are found along sandy washes, hillsides, streams and bottom lands.  Mine were discovered in our sandy wash, along our walking path. Interesting to learn,…