Monday, July 18, 2022

Summer flowers

Let's take a break from the dizzying heights of Yosemite. I got it together to take the camera out on my Sunday morning walk with Tasha. I have a big carabiner that I hook to a belt loop and to the dog's retractable leash so I can walk hands-free and take pictures. So I put the 100mm macro lens on the camera and out we went.

Fresh and fading daisies in our yard.

I didn't even get out of the yard for the first photos. This is a close up of the daisy patch. The flowers are already starting to fade away, but most of them still look good. It's high summer here and we're in the middle of a heat wave. You may have seen the stories on the news about the heat and fires in western Europe. Fortunately for us, fire danger is normally low where we live. But nothing is certain when it's hot and we're in the middle of a serious drought. Some fireworks shows in our region were cancelled, but the three around us went on as scheduled, without incident.


  1. We would normally have had two fireworks shows this past week. Both were scrapped.

  2. ...un peu, beaucoup, passionnément, à la folie, ... pas du tout!

  3. I'm glad your super high temperature will settle down to normal quickly.

  4. neat that despite drought some things thrive and grow regardless.

  5. mitch, probably wise.

    chm, ha!

    judy, us, too!

    michael, it's true. Especially the weeds, they do so well.


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