Weekly Photo Challenge: Springtime Visitor

Springtime Visitor

This week’s challenge is all about stuff being enveloped. It reminded me of the bees currently visiting my front yard; they buzz amongst the flowers, digging deep for the pollen within. It’s easy to imagine the little critters being wrapped up in the petals of a huge flower. Large version available here.

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California Scrub Jay

California Scrub Jay

Large version available here. I followed this one around for about fifteen minutes, and he let me get surprisingly close. It’s almost like he’s striking a pose…

Ladybug Droplets

Ladybug Droplets

Large version available here. Came across this during my morning walk. Hopefully she liked the shower…

Giant Honey Flower

Giant Honey Bush

Also known as the Melianthus major. I saw this strange but beautiful plant in a neighbor’s yard!

Municipal Pier Panorama

Municipal Pier Panorama

Fun fact: I’d never been on San Francisco’s Municipal Pier until about a month ago. Lots of fishermen, bikers, and gulls. A shame that large portions of it are fenced off due to disrepair. Great view from the opposite end of Aquatic Park, though. You can see the Balclutha, the Transamerica Pyramid, and even Coit Tower in the distance.

As We Walk In Fields Of Gold

Endless Poppies

You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky

As we walk in fields of gold…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunburned Rose

Sunburned Rose

This week’s challenge is about the ephemeral. It reminded me of this rose I noticed in a nearby yard. It had already roasted a bit in the early spring heat, so I came back with a little water. Who knows how long it’ll last…