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Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's not always sunny in Southern California ...

Make Time for Small Reflections
Scroll down for Shadow Shots, Camera Critters,
Today's Flowers, Mellow Yellow and My World too


Just a little late ...
sharing beauty from the sky
as the storms approach



Straight out of the camera

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No rain here just yet
but if predictions come true
we'll have more inches

of the 'wet stuph' than
we've had in the past few YEARS ...
'El Niño' once more.



Brightened with 'smartfix' ...

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More birds in flight than
usual of late ... inland
in the morning and

to the beach at night
in large groups and small ... winging
through the cloudy skies




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Sunny yellow blooms
brighten any day ... these are
'weeds' that grow nearby


'Cropped' ... but otherwise
'straight out of the camera'

and 'smartfix' below ...

Poster Edges below ...

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Finding Beauty, Camera Critters,
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Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it." Patrick Young

45 comments:

Willa said...

what a beautiful sets of wonderful shots!

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful set of photos.

Dimple said...

I like your weeds, they're beautiful.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You are so cute!

Yes-- better late for sure-- thanks so much for stopping and commenting AND participating.

I love how your palms took on such a cool silhouette. And the birds give me such a quiet longing feeling.

Good job! and always thanks

Claudia

Carletta said...

Wow, you've covered a multitude of memes!
Love the skies, the birds against the skies and that shot of the yellow flowers in sun and shadow is gorgeous!

Ginny said...

Dreary skies of a bad weather forecast followed by such a lovely yellow flower. I like your symbolism! The sun will come out tomorrow, as they sing in "Annie". Were those yellow veins not origionally in the pictured flower? I'm thinking not. I absolutly love your thought for the day about weather forecasting!!

Carolyn Ford said...

Yes...we are going to get rained on very soon! I can't wait. I am looking forward to hearing the rain but I do worry for those in the burn areas...very nice cloudy photos and bright yellow flowers to follow!

Serendipity said...

Lovely colours! I like what you did to the picture with poster edges :)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots and mosaics. Love the skies, birds in flight and the pretty flowers.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely set of photos...

Sweet Repose said...

Visions of life to come out of the deep freeze here in frozen Iowa...beautiful!

Pacey said...

A beuatiful post here my friend, especially that yellow flower. Have a wonderful Sunday to you!

i beati said...

That would fit wonderfully in my yard

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Virginia, I love seeing your part of the country especially THIS time of year when things here are wintery and drab... All of your pictures are great.. I love seeing the palm trees pointing toward the sky. The bird pictures are great--but you know me. I love that yellow flower one... WOW!!!!!

Thanks for bringing a smile to my fact this morning.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carolyn Ford said...

Weeds? Those are so pretty! I can't believe they are weeds!

maryt/theteach said...

Great shots and captures, storyteller! I love what you did with poster edges! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sending good thoughts for my medical procedure... I'm back blogging again! :)

Denise said...

A lovely post! Wonderful series of photographs and you work magic with that 'paint' work. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

LadyFi said...

Great shots - such dramatic clouds!

Martha in PA said...

Great series of shots!

Thanks for stopping by today!

My Camera Critters

Chie Wilks said...

beautiful photos of your world and flowers...

mine's here

Martha@Menagerie said...

Wonderful! I love the combo entry :-)

Rebecca said...

Love the poster edges on the "weeds" It is a nice effect there.

Janie said...

I love the pics of the approaching storm, especially the one looking straight up through the palm trees.
Interesting photo of the birds flying in flocks, and beautiful yellow flowers to brighten anyone's day!

Jeanne said...

Very dramatic skies! Love the yellow flower as well.

Linnea W said...

All terrific as usual. The yellow "weeds", could they be "sour grass?" I used to pick sour grass and chew on it when I was a little girl.

Gattina said...

Very beautiful photos, and what a lot of birds !!

diane said...

Great shots, I especially like the yellow flower with the black veins. Nice messing with pics.

fickleinpink said...

wild flowers are beautiful!

love your pictures, as usual!
have a great day!
Come and visit me sometime!


xoxo,
fickleinpink, the dark side

Stephanie V said...

Love the yellow flowers. The color is so clear and pure.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You bright-eyed beauty,
yellow (not callow!), blessing
all who behold you…


Visit the yellow-jacketed dog man!

Pamela said...

love the sky shots. Hope you don't get washed away in 20 inches of rain I saw predicted!

chubskulit said...

lovely captures.

Birthday Cake for mellow yellow monday!

Carly said...

All of your pictures are beautiful, but the last is spectacular! I like the effect.

JOE TODD said...

May not be sunny but those are Palm Trees LOL

Sylvia K said...

Those are different skies from your usual blue, blue, blue ones!! Hope you get the rain you need! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Marice said...

great shots! :) those are really lovely flowers :)

u may view mine here

Mama Zen said...

I love that last picture of the bird in flight!

Lawstude said...

every picture is perfects and the last one is really a treat. great job.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the perky yellow flowers!

Karen said...

Lovely photos! And again--enjoy the rain! I so love it--especially when I'm in my comfortable house, looking at it through the window...

Quiet Paths said...

I really like that photo of straight up through the palms! Wow! I hope you got some rain out of those storm clouds...

lisaschaos said...

Very pretty! Even on cloudy days you have beauty!

Regina said...

Beautiful as always! I enjoy the scenes.

jabblog said...

Delightful collection of photos as ever. Often weeds are extremely pretty - yours certainly are! - and all our cultivars were once growing wild:-)

Riet said...

What a lovely set of photo's . And I admire what you do with them.

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