Droplets on Agave.
After the Squelch. We love to walk at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, which is one of the things we can still do outside. It’s especially fun when there is mud to squelch in. We found a little bit today, but most of the good mud patches are drying out as the weather warms up.
Stripes. We’re spending lots of time in the backyard. I never noticed before that the stripe pattern on this succulent is so different on the top and bottom of the rosette.
California Anemone in our backyard. It’s got a spectacular bloom this spring.
Bearded Iris. Late season rain made for a fun family walk.
Sycamore Bark, neighborhood bike path.
California Poppy. Finding plenty of my favorite subjects while staying very close to home. In this case, about 10 feet from my back door.
Poppy and Leaf, our front garden.
Last year’s Giant Chain Fern, our front garden.
Oenothera, in a neighbor’s garden.
Yellow Rose, in a neighbor’s garden.
Fencepost Top, neighbor’s yard.
South African Daisies, in the garden next door.
Queen Anne’s Lace, San Marcos Foothill Preserve
Agave, neighbor’s yard.
Matlija Poppy shedding pollen, our front yard.
Cosmo in our side yard, from seeds planted with my daughter.
This recent series was made during the first stay-at-home order at the beginning of the pandemic. My family’s world shrank to our home and yard, and walks around our neighborhood with our young daughter. I began taking these photos as a reminder of the beauty and wonder that was still available to us during an extraordinary time.