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!

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.

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!

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

This time, self made sure to start taking pictures well before sundown.

Her newest abutilon is soooo pretty! She decided to keep it in a pot, so when the summer heat is at its worst, she just moves it to the shade.

Thank you to Cee Neuner for hosting this challenge!

3:43 p.m.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 151: From Large to Small

from the host of this challenge, P. A. Moed:

  • This week, we’re thinking about size–from large to small. For this challenge, pick a color and select several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring).

Self’s color is Sky Blue. She took the sky picture this morning, and the others a few days ago, from her porch.

Last on the Card Challenge: May 2021

This challenge is hosted by bushboy’s world.

The last on the card was this picture of a columbine, which self already posted for Flower of the Day.

She’ll post it side by side with the next-to-the-last shot. Which was of the same columbine, though self doesn’t like it as much as the one she posted earlier.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC), 2 June: Macro or Close-Up

Love Cee Neuner’s Photo Challenges.

Here’s another: Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

  • just get as close to the subject as your camera lens allows.

My close-up of the day: my hydrangea ‘Nikko blue,’ just starting to bloom.

When my hydrangeas start blooming, I know summer is officially here.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Flower of the Day (FOTD), 30 May: Columbine

The columbine on self’s front porch are blooming again. She went out to take a few pictures for the May Colors and Letters Challenge (today’s color is Orange Red), but ended up taking pictures of her other flowers as well.

Thanks to Cee Neuner for hosting the Flower of the Day Challenge!

May 30 Colors and Letters: ORANGE RED

Self is joining the May Colors and Letters Challenge. More about it here.

The color for May 30 is Orange Red.

Self decided to take pictures from her front porch today. Well, the geraniums in the first picture look more pink, come to think of it. Oh well, they’re pretty, she’ll just leave them in.

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