Water Lilies

We have a small pond near our home that has water lilies. Normally when I go to take photos of them the light is very harsh and by the time the light softens later in the day the lilies have closed. Today, because there is so much smoke in the air, the light was much …


Signs of Summer

Summer has definitely arrived. I'm enjoying all of the flowers, insects and birds.

A Walk Along the River

It's been a little while since I've had a chance to take a walk along the river. The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. It was beautiful. Maralee


My lilies have started to bloom and they are beautiful. I have them as a house plant because when I got it, it was too cold to plant outside. I am allergic to the smell of lilies (they make me sneeze uncontrollably) but as long as I keep a little distance from them, I am …

Spring in California

Spring was in full bloom while we were in California. The hillsides were awash with wildflowers and the trees were blooming. Our plan was to go hiking at Hite Cove, a trail I had read about. However, once we got there, it became clear to me that it was not a hike I felt comfortable …