Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Leaf-Littered Side Yard

The euryops is starting its crazy season of bloom again. Isn’t it a tad early? Nevertheless.

She’s posting this for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC): Reflections or Shadows

Self is always glad when she can join one of Cee’s Foto Challenges. The theme for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (CFFC) is reflections or shadows.

She has never seen reflections as sharp as those in Annaghmakerrig Lake, in Ireland. She took these pictures one cold March day.

The final picture is from Monet’s garden at Giverny, which self visited in 2017.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 15: Window Displays, London

Catching up, slowly but surely, in the Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) co-hosted by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao!

Display Windows: Harrod’s, Teatulia, Jenny Kate

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 12: Gardens & Art

Self is waaaaay behind but she’s still manfully posting. Someday she will catch up.

For this PPAC Challenge, self wanted to focus on outdoor art.

Stanford campus is full of outdoor art, but this one, in a grove of oak trees near the entrance to the Anderson Collection, really spoke to her.

Reaching Toward Warmer Suns by Kiyan Williams

This one’s just outside the de Young Museum café, in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She doesn’t know who the artists are. An interview with the designer of the sculpture garden talks about the concept of the design, but not the individual artists whose works are pictured, which is a crying shame.

Finally, a little garden shed in a very wee garden store in Woodside. Self will just keep the name of the store to herself for now, but it’s been featured in Architectural Digest, and ever since then, it’s been impossible to find parking, unless you go right at store opening.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Succulents

Not many things blooming in self’s garden these days. But, she’s not complaining. It has been raining, which is wonderful.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge, two succulents who are the brightest things in her front yard. She took these pictures pretty early: the flash went off unexpectedly. She usually hates pictures taken with flash, but she’ll go ahead and post.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Backyard

Cee Neuner hosts a number of creative photo challenges, including Flower of the Day (FOTD).

For today’s FOTD, self went to the backyard, searching for plants blooming or about to.

Well, it’s still slim pickings in the ‘blooming’ category, but soon. Soon.

This is her Euryops today.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Photo Challenge: Downtown Mural

Someone painted the most fabulous murals on the buildings downtown. Too bad all the murals face a somewhat seedy parking lot.

Nevertheless, self thought this one, on the building housing a woman’s clothing store, Pickled, would be appropriate for Cee Neuner’s FOTD.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) #11: Murals

YAY! Self went out this morning with her camera, determined to find something for the Photographing Public Art Challenge. She had a particular destination in mind: a clump of murals facing a downtown parking lot which is usually crammed with cars and people, impeding her access to the art.

This morning, there were a few cars, but she was able to keep them to a small part of the photograph.

Each mural represents the business the building houses: Crouching Tiger is a Chinese restaurant; the black mural building houses City Pub; Pickled is a women’s clothing store, and so forth.

Flower of the Day (FOTD): Matilija Poppy

The poppy on self’s front porch has started blooming again!

Took a picture for Cee Neuner’s FOTD Challenge.

Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: 2 September 2021

Self planted this right next to her Fourth of July rose (and forgot what it’s called). After the Fourth of July stops blooming, early summer, this vine starts blooming. It’s a very homely flower, but it’s the only thing (other than the Agapanthus) blooming in her backyard right now.

Thanks to Cee Neuner for the FOTD Challenge!

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