A Foggy and Damp California Morning


Foggy and damp definitely described the view out of the front window this morning. We  could barely see any of the neighborhood houses. I went into our family room and turned on the electric fireplace. You can see it below. I love the way it cozies up the room.

Next I went to the kitchen to make my morning cup of coffee, in my snowman mug.
Before long, the sun broke through and I  was out in the garden,  checking on my plants. Not long ago I showed you my flowering Thanksgiving cactus. Well, now it’s the day before Christmas, and my Christmas Cactus is very close to blooming. You can see it below.

It always amazes me to see how these plants know exactly what to do. I ‘m keeping the Christmas Cactus inside for a few days, so we can enjoy the beautiful color up close.

Photographing A Glass Elephant

glass elephant
Photographing a glass elephant fulfilled today’s photo challenge that I am participating in.The suggestion this time was to photograph an animal, so I took a photo of the  glass elephant my husband received when he retired from Cal State Fullerton. I did a little editing using Aviary, a photo editing app that I really like using.

blue glass abstract
This is the same glass elephant from above. I like abstract photography and this certainly can be called that. I had fun creating these two photographs. Hope you enjoy seeing them. The photography challenge subject for tomorrow is GRASS.

May 23 and 24 Photography Challenge


On day two of the photography challenge we were asked to take a photo of technology. It didn’t specify new or old. While walking our dog Annika, I spotted this old irrigation system. At one time, it was modern technology, but now very old, rusty and unused.
Today the topic for the challenge is something new. I took the photo below of new growth on an old tree. New doesn’t  always mean an article of clothing, or a car. In this case I chose to photograph new life.