Monday, February 18, 2013
I do, I love the fog and you might wonder why. Since we are prone to a great deal of sun here the fog is a welcome break. I like the way the long view is obscured bringing the short view up close. I like the monochromatic colors of the day. It's very dramatic, walking in a black and white photo, sound is amplified, I wish you could have heard the cooing of these doves, a mega coo, "good morning!"
A pretty silhouette of a small launching hawk.....
and dove against a silvery sky.
it wont be empty for long...
This ceanothus is already in full bloom.
like walking into a cloud
pretty little things
I've been studying foliage as I seem to do each year at this time, the shapes of leaves. Our currants are all in full bloom right now.
An absolute beauty but don't touch if your prone to poison oak.
Look how far along the willows are. I love the short view as most jewelers tend to appreciate I suppose, perhaps we are just trained to enjoy all the small and intimate details.
I have been keeping an eye on "the" nest, last year the owls took over and I'm wondering just *who will win this year. I noticed this morning the hawk making dibs, secretly I'm rooting for the owls even if they were the interlopers. Ah such drama, even in nature, I'll keep you posted....
I'm starting the week working on earrings, I want to make a few pair. Funny, the ebb and flow of work, sometimes I just don't want to make earrings, I will be infatuated with something else, rings or bracelets but lately, I'm *feeling the earrings these are inspired by the new verbena leaves in my garden.
I love the fresh, young, toothy little leaves of verbena bonariensis , I step over them in the path on my way out to the studio. Everything wants to grow in the path so I pause often to pull out the wandering starts but I leave the verbena for a while and copy the leaves. If you're planning your spring garden you might just want to consider this interesting lanky plant, it's an absolute butterfly magnet and here it is a generous self seeder.
Wishing you good work, a good week!
Posted by gallerydarrow at 10:15 AM