Spring Plum Blossoms

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”  -- Rainer Maria Rilke

Hydrangea Flower Petals

such delicate fine lace like little flowers when they have dried

Pink Protea Flowers

Protea 'Pink Ice' , such trippy prehistoric looking flowers. 
The petals are like plush velvet, really amazing.

Clive Greaves

Scabiosa caucasica, one of my very favorites, I love how not perfect they are like they have windblown hair or something  ;)



Eucalyptus Seed Pods - nature photography

Some of the plants in California are just so amazing! Even though they aren't native (most eucalyptus are from Australia).  Eucalyptus has become one of my favorites, the trees, the flowers and the pods.  More pics of the flowers coming soon.


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 ;)