Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Sweetpeas

For this FOTD post, self decided to show two pictures: one of the first sweetpea sprouts, 26 August, and the sprouts today. There’s been growth!

This is pretty exciting. She’s never succeeded at growing things from seed. This year, she decided to try sweetpeas and jalapeño peppers. She’s growing all of them in containers, and scattered them around her porch.

She had the sweetpeas in three different pots. Only one sprouted. She figured it must be the location. So she moved her other pots over, next to the one with the sweetpea sprouts. Fingers crossed!

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

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!

Thursday Trios (on the Last Friday in August 2021)

Summer is over. Over over over.

But thank you to Mama Cormier for hosting this challenge. Her gallery today has roses and garbage bags and a trio lawn bowling. Fun!

Without further ado, self’s trios:

Triangular Table, Observation Deck, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Geraniums on Front Porch

Sally Loo’s Café, San Luis Obispo

Life in Colour Challenge: August Red

Oh, self had fun this morning, searching through her garden for any red blooms. There were a few choices, but the ones that photographed best were geraniums. In her archives, there was this sweet little mini-Cooper parked in front of Horn Barbecue in Oakland.

Self is throwing in a Calder from last spring’s Calder/Picasso at the de Young Museum.

Thanks so much to Life in Colour for hosting this challenge.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) # 7: Central Coast

Self still playing catch-up on the Photographing Public Art Challenge, co-hosted by Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao, which she adores.

She just completed a road trip to the Central Coast. She loves doing road trips because it’s a break from the unrelenting heat in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Robin’s, 4095 Burton Drive, Cambria: Each Table Top is a unique patchwork of tiles. Mine had a plane.

Cambria Nursery, 2801 Eaton Road, Cambria

Fence as Art: Cambria Nursery, 2801 Eaton Road, Cambria

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Agapanthus (Again)

Self is pretty sure she’s already used agapanthus for Cee’s FOTD, as soon as they started blooming. Now, her backyard’s looking a bit parched, most of the blooms are blown, except for one. She tried photographing from different angles: back and front. In the end, she liked her first shot the best, because you can really see the silky-looking texture of the blue petals.

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Planting from Seed

Self has never successfully grown anything from seed.

Nevertheless, this week, she will try planting sweetpeas. Fingers crossed.

Posting for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge, 20 August 2021: Cambria Plant Nursery

The nursery is just off the main road to Cambria. Self visited for the first time a few days ago. Highly recommend to anyone who’s in that neck of the woods. The nursery is large! And filled with plants of every type.

Decided to make this, rather than a specific flower, the Flower of the Day, Aug. 20.

As always, thank you to Cee Neuner for hosting the FOTD challenge.

Cambria Plant Nursery, 2801 Eton Road, Cambria, CA

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge: Abutilon, from the Back

Self finds photographing abutilon very tricky. The flowers don’t look good up close, unlike roses.

A few days ago, she tried photographing them from the back. This was the result. I kinda like it.

Thank you, Cee Neuner, for hosting FOTD!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Natural Lighting

What a fun theme! Self looooves Natural Lighting.

Thank you to the host of the Photo a Week Challenge, Nancy Merrill!

Picnic in the Park

Kitchen Window

Carmel Mission

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