Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Leaves

I like coupling my photographs with beautiful poetry.



O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day.
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes' sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost -
For the grape' sake along the wall.

- Robert Frost

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Backyard Flowers

Nasturtiums grow in our backyard herb garden and I love to photograph their unique beauty.  They aren't bad in salads either! :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is a Nandina leaf from my backyard loaded with droplets after the rain.

Another backyard flower (macro) that I cropped very tightly.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards in the winter.

I shot this beautiful Cosmos flower at Luther Burbank Gardens on a day that had diffused soft light.

I grabbed my Nikon and ran out my front door to capture this one, and I got lucky!