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Beach Succulents
Beach Succulents

“Beach Succulents”
Photo of the Week #38, selected in February, 2020

Ever taken a photo that makes you stop and stare at it every time you see it? This is such a photo for me. There’s something about the combination of hues, the flowers and the sharpness of the plants against the blurry beach in the background that always drags me in.

This shot was taken during one of our journeys up the Pacific coast. One resort we stayed in was near Crescent City, California, and this pic is from a sandy rise above the beach and ocean. Crescent City sits about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. It has a very moderate climate and, interestingly, is particularly susceptible to tsunamis, having suffered tsunami conditions 31 times since 1933.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-beach-succulentsdsc_art?IMID=698785b4-2795-43a5-bc00-c5be2c031000


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An Elevated Garden
An Elevated Garden

“An Elevated Garden”
Photo of the Week #28, selected in November, 2019

High up in the Colorado Rockies is a popular hiking trail through Guanella Pass. This trail takes you to one of Colorado’s “Fourteeners,” Mount Bierstadt, and is laced with scenic views. I especially enjoy the wild alpine flower gardens, few and far between, scattered around the mountainous terrain.

When I first viewed this, one of my iconic Colorado shots, I wondered how a single purple “pioneer plant” came to take residence in this field of yellow “old man of the mountain” wildflowers. But then, after looking closely, I could see others far behind the yellow blooms near the green shrubs.

A quick note about alpine or tundra wildflowers from amylaw.blog: “[They’re] small. There just isn’t time in the short, high-altitude summer to get big, especially when flowers cost the plant so much in terms of energy. And they are spread far apart, to ensure that they get plenty of sun and water. So you’re not going to see meadows dense with flowers blowing in the wind.” You can see that this is a unique field of tundra flowers, larger but still separated within their field.

Here’s my photo on Imagekind:
https://www.imagekind.com/-an-elevated-gardendsc_art?IMID=f19daaf9-b390-4849-b3f6-3eaa44587eb2


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Wildflowers Loving Life
Wildflowers Loving Life

“Wildflowers Loving Life”
Photo of the Week #14, selected in August, 2019

Those who know me can assure you that I love birds and wildflowers, so much so that I have taken thousands of photos of both all over the country. These lupine flowers just seemed to be overjoyed to be alive and thriving in the California desert, despite their hardship, and this shot is a favorite among my wildflower photos. Lupines are relatives of the famous Texas bluebonnets.

I took this shot while hiking near our boondocking spot just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. It was surprising to see such color in the hot desert, adding to the feeling of delight when I came across the seemingly elated blossoms.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:
https://www.imagekind.com/-wildflowers-loving-lifedsc_art?IMID=a96bc9b6-866c-4c29-ae5a-c6dda41440e3


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Pacific Coast Garden
Pacific Coast Garden

“Pacific Coast Garden”
Photo of the Week #10, selected in July, 2019

We had the good fortune to drive up the Pacific Coast and explore its fabulous scenery that extends over a thousand miles. In the Monterrey coastal area of California, many of the cliffs that overlook the ocean are covered with flowers and succulents. This is one of my favorite photos from one beautiful day of shooting.

Unfortunately, this widespread Northern California groundcover, called highway ice plant (also pigface, sour fig and clawberry), is an invasive species from South Africa. Any part or shoot of the species can grow into a full new plant, so you should take great pains not to transport them, and, like any invasive species, it should never be planted in a garden.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

https://www.imagekind.com/-pacific-coast-gardendsc_art?IMID=02dcebf0-f5b2-46bc-953f-19526e322833


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Colors From St. Helens Ash
Colors From St. Helens Ash, Washington State

Photo of the Week 006- Originally Selected 6/22/19-
“Colors From St. Helens Ash”

I hadn’t been to the Mount St. Helens National Park in Washington State’s southern Cascade Range in a couple of decades, but drove through it in 2019, and this pic quickly became one of my favorites. The area is almost unrecognizable since my last visit, other than the volcano itself. Nature has a way of reclaiming even the worst of disaster sites. Interestingly, I lived in Eastern Washington in May of 1980 when she blew, and I remember the bizarre ash clouds approaching and reaching us from across the state.

As always, please click on the link to view the clear, full-color image:

https://www.imagekind.com/-colors-from-st-helens-ashdsc_art?IMID=365d26af-97ab-45e6-b76c-5ae816e27928


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