Sunday, June 27, 2021

June’s Wild and Not-so-Wild Denver

Wildlife Refuge and Botanic Gardens

Yellow Prickly Pear Blossom with Pink Buds

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is bursting with desert blossoms this year due to late spring rain. These prickly pears produce fruit that will feed and water wildlife this summer.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

BAMA Anniversary Drive - Show & Shine!

San Mateo County

Line of Miatas on Country Road

In 2020 Bay Area Miata Association (BAMA) celebrated its 30th anniversary. The 30thAnniversary Drive and show, postponed till 2021,  drew twice the number of Miata owners as most events.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

April in the Arboretum

University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum

Rose Coneflower Pink striped flower

A chilly overcast April day suits photography just as Santa Cruz climate befits the Southern Hemisphere plants thriving at the Arboretum. This Rose Coneflower will bloom for weeks.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Early Springtime at Filoli

Woodside, CA

Many Multicolored Tulips with White Daffodils

A beautiful warm, sunny day in late March brought me to Filoli Garden, a place that I never found time to visit pre-pandemic. Such variety and abundance!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

February Flowers of Felton

Santa Cruz Mountains

Magnolia with one open blossom and buds

Between COVID and the coldness of winter, I’m happy staying in. But outdoors, in early February, magnificent magnolias begin their bright annual show.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Boardwalk Beach in January

Santa Cruz, CA

Once again our neighborhood received mandatory evacuation orders. Where else to go but Casablanca Inn? They happily accommodated our SIP evacuation.