Monday, April 14, 2008

It May Be Spring - Sunday 4/13/2008

Yum! Strawberries and blackberries from Costco. I've never had blackberries as sweet and flavorful as the ones they've had at Costco this year.

Desert primrose in our yard. These bloom several times during the year, never have to be deadheaded, and are drought tolerant. I want a few more of them for the slope.

The neighbor girl seemed to wonder why I was kneeling before our palm tree. Hey, I don't question the mess she made of her hair.

Up close and personal with the inedible fruit of the fan palm.

One of those weekends that make me glad to be alive and aware of my surroundings.

"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself."
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) - A photographer whose work and philosophy I'm a little infatuated with right now--in spite of his orneriness--because I'm reading about him and seeing his work.


Anonymous said... have to get the spare room (or the garage!) ready for me to move in now..It was bad enough seeing the sun gleaming from the stray pup's head--but this is TOO MUCH for us here in the still frozen heartland of Indiana. I am packing my things and thumbing my way out west!!! See you soon!

thelastnoel said...

Oh, Sally, the pics of the fruit was amaaaaazing.

Sundry said...

Deb-- Heh! Some days it's easy to love Southern California. The down side is that allergens are EVERYwhere. But you probably won't notice when you get here!

Noel-- Too funny! I was thinking of you when I took that photo...I think I remember you liking another fruit or veggie photo.

We were sitting on the front porch having those as part of our lunch and I actually sat them on the wall so the sunlight would shine on them. My new hero, Edward Steichen didn't shoot a lot of color, but his talk about light is inspiring.

fingerstothebone said...

Ooh, Edward Steichen, one of my early photography heros. Good choice for an infatuation.

Cloudscome said...

He is so right about the light. Enjoying these very much.