Floating

Another shot from the incomparable Filoli Gardens in the San Francisco bay area:

Floating

I don’t know just who left the blooms in the birdbath, but it was a nice touch. On a rainy day, it was a welcome spot of color in the shade…

Just waiting for breakfast to arrive

I spotted this little scene up in a tree at the Green Gulch Farm, near San Francisco, California:

Just waiting for breakfast to arrive

The spider didn’t seem to mind the soggy weather a bit. Should you find yourself in the San Francisco area (in particular, in Marin county), we’d highly recommend a stop at Green Gulch Farm. The people there are friendly, and it’s a wonderful quiet place for a stroll (even on a wet day)…

Night snow

So a few months back, we got a late afternoon dusting of very sticky wet snow — the immediate result was an odd vertical ridge of snow on top of all our trees’ branches. So lit only by our porch light, I had to grab a shot of this unusual scene:

Night snow

It took a little help from Topaz Adjust to bring out the contrast in what’s admittedly a very abstract image…

Blue kaboom

An oldie but goodie from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington:

Blue kaboom

Hope everybody had a fun and festive holiday break! It’s almost hard for me to believe now that I took this with my first DSLR nearly four years ago…