Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I’ve been discombobulated enough lately that I forgot to unload my camera on my last outing in Los Angeles a week ago.
It’s not a good sign when you take some pictures and forget to unload them from your camera. No doubt this happens to all of us but it’s bothersome to catch one’s self forgetting.
I do like this image and I remember taking it (thank god).
Descanso Gardens, Flintridge, California.
It was a beautiful day to wheel my mother around these lovely gardens and unlike back home in Connecticut, here flowers were in bloom.
There was plenty of color but I’m very much into monochrome these days. The light on this small clump of flowers was compelling so I wheeled my mother into this little grove and spent ten minutes shooting here.
While the Sony RX100 II makes exceptionally fine images, it’s controls are less than wonderful compared with the Ricoh GR. It’s nice to have a second camera with a zoom lens but I reach for the Ricoh before the Sony most days if for no other reason, it’s easier to use/control.
My almost 99 year old mother watching me take pictures
Flickr member Dorason got this wonderful image looking up through leaves in Hong Kong with his Ricoh GRD IV.
My flickr contact Helena Normark captured these leaves encased in ice in Norway with her Sony RX1.
Ice covering leaves
Appalachian Trail, Sage’s Ravine, Connecticut/Massachusetts border.
A few more ice shots from our hike into Sage’s Ravine the other day. These were from the trail north of Bear Mountain.
Ice patterns in a rut
Growing ice crystals in a stream
Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. We returned to this great garden today and there was plenty of bird activity but what caught my eye was the ginkgo leaves on an unusually plush plot of grass.
Flickr member Marser has taken a wonderful image of a small fountain in Kyoto, Japan with his Ricoh GR.
Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. I forgot to unload my camera after my last trip to Los Angeles and just found these images which I like very much. There isn’t a lot of new stuff to see at the Japanese Garden this time of year (too hot) but this lotus pond continues to display forms that fascinate me.
I’d love to wade into it to get better shots but in fact, this pond is part of a sewage treatment plant (the entire garden is) and I don’t think it would be the best idea.
Along the Appalachian Trail on Schaghticoke Ridge.
Many people enjoy shooting larger landscapes with a “fruit loops” collection of fall colors but somehow I prefer early fall where only a few trees are turning.
I keep seeing these small pockets of maples leaves turning in a matrix of oaks and other leaves that aren’t and when the sun is backlighting them they’re brilliant.
Van Nuys, California. We were back at the Japanese Garden today and it was hot but the lotus garden was in great bloom. A few stray ginkgo leaves fell in which made for a nice combination with the lotus leaves in various states of decay.
The Japanese Garden is part of a large water reclamation plant and because this water isn’t quite clean yet, fish, plants, and various kinds of birds love this place. We saw a few egrets and herons today although it was so hot most of the birds were in cooler parts of town no doubt.