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Sunday, May 31, 2009

And Old Jail




On a recent visit to the Gold Country of California, I discovered this old jail site. It sat in silence, but it spoke volumes. The rusty jail bars, and metal hooks on the ground to perhaps chain up a prisoner were there, and strong still. Even though the rock building was crumbling around the metal cages. I wondered about the criminals that were held there, and innocent victims of circumstance. I took the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite things, rust!






Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Tropical stop in Santa Cruz..



We had a nice little weekend trip to Santa Cruz over the Holiday. We stopped one afternoon at a cute shop called Island Home and Garden. http://islandhomegarden.com/ She has such a nice store. And even though we were not there long, I did get some pictures of her shop I like a lot! She had so many gorgeous tropical flowers to purchase. She told us they last a long time as a cut flower. She also had so many tropical items for home and garden and even great little gift items. I hope to stop in again next time we are in town. If you are in Santa Cruz anytime over the summer, stop by and see the shop I liked so much.








Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Squash Blossom



One of the first of many zucchini and squash blossoms. Looking forward to eating our fill of them all summer long!

Monday, May 11, 2009

California Wild Flowers

I have lived in California all my life. And where I grew up in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains wild flowers were always abundant in the spring. I have taken a few pictures of just a sample of the wild flowers out in recent weeks. I love their wild beauty and how they pop up in the oddest places. They make me think of my child hood, and bringing a bouquet home to my grandmothers cabin in the mountains. They bring back a flood of memories and I hope to capture more and more of these little lovely things!





Saturday, May 2, 2009

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2009

We took a vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. While we were there the Flower and Garden Festival was going on at Epcot, and the World Showcase. It was so pretty. Everywhere they could they overloaded the paths and planters and baskets with flowers! It was so beautiful!