7.05.2014

Pink Peony Flowers



.........Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and softly, and exclaiming of their dearness, fill your arms with the white and pink flowers, with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling, their eagerness to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are nothing, forever........ ~ Mary Oliver

Seagulls and Pelicans




A bright sunny day at the beach here in northern California, 
just the sun, the wind and the sound of seabirds.

Black and White Poppies





The texture of these flowers were just too wonderful to get distracted by color. 
The petals remind me of wrinkled tissue paper.

Pretty Pastel San Francisco





A few lovely places in San Francisco. 
Around just about every corner there is beauty to be found in this city ;)

5.30.2014

Rose Garden



Went to a rose garden nearby, and oh the fragrant roses, so intoxicating. My longtime favorites are the Gertrude Jekyll and the climbing Cecile Brunner . I love that the roses go almost all year here in Sonoma County. 

4.17.2014

Ranunculus colorful spring flowers






I recently discovered a local flower market that has so many varieties of amazing flowers. I just got Ranunculus this time, but looking forward to another visit for more beauties.The lilacs, coral-bells, forget me nots and bluebells are from my garden. Hope everyone is enjoying the colors of spring!

4.11.2014

Butterflies









I just made it within the last few days of the butterfly exhibit in San Francisco at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park last month.  It was so magical having butterflies flitting about our heads and chasing one another, and to see the cocoons of butterflies in their transformation. It's so amazing how the caterpillar completely dissolves in the cocoon into a liquid then slowly develops little bit by bit into a butterfly. Nature is so incredible! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

3.25.2014

Birds on the Wind - California Coast




A windy, misty and bright sunny day at the coast in Northern California. Huge waves rolling in, powerful just to sit and listen.

3.12.2014

A walk in the clouds





We finally had some much needed rain here in Northern California, 
and then the clouds lingered which was a real treat!