Apple blossoms herald the end of winter in Colorado.
A quick shot in my back yard with an
Olympus E-M1II, and an M.Zuiko 60mm macro lens. EXIF: f/5.0, ISO 320, 1/125 sec
A.k.a Pohe Haole (Tropaeolum majus), brought to you by the
Limahuli Garden & PreserveÂ (part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden system) on Kaui, Hawaii:
The Limahuli Garden and Preserve is a neat little place to stop by should you ever find yourself up on the north end of Kauai (get to Hanalei, then continue west until the road ends). Â Beautiful views, lots of great plants and flowers to see and shoot, and you get a bit of history in the mix as well. Â Nasturtium was introduced to Hawaii in the 1800s, so this was shot in the “Plantation era” part of Â the garden.
Seen in Pioneer Park, at the base of San Francisco’s Coit Tower:
A scene in New Orleans’ French Quarter:
I took this out of a conference room window in a hotel I stayed at a few weeks back — and thought this was a fun composition, even though (maybe particularly because) it’s got a little secret.
That nice-looking wall in the background? It’s not a fancy hotel or luxurious home — it’s actually a well-disguised parking garage. Makes a nice background, though…
A bit of spring color for you from the Filoli Gardens south of San Francisco:
No great scene of social importance, just a wonderful selection of complementary colors by the gardens’ designers…
A little bit of autumn color to brighten up a wintery day:
This was on opportunistic shot I took on a lunchtime photowalk some months back.
Seen in the Colorado Springs Utilities’ Xeriscape Demonstration Garden:
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