It was rather difficult to make this shot, as it was dark, there was a slight breeze and the ground was not firm as I had to step on some grass (hope I did not step on plants!). I made several shots and this was the best one. This Pampas Grass is found at Helen […]
It was chilly the night before, and the temperature did not climb up the next day. In the streets, people bundled up a little more. Daytime temperatures below 50F definitely slow people down in San Francisco. Me included.
Earlier, I posted a photo of ginkgo leaf that was on a garden chair. I moved to take a photo, because the leaf was so perfectly positioned on the chair and the color of the leaf was bright and beautiful. Yesterday, I saw another ginkgo leaf similarly bright and beautiful, and that was the last […]
Not something you would expect from the title. But since it is winter and all, it seems appropriate. By the way, I did not know this plant is called snowflakes. We rarely get snowfall in San Francisco, so this is as close as we get to snowflakes.
Magnolia is an evergreen tree, but when they shed their leaves, they produce these leathery leaves whose texture is rich. San Francisco has quite a few of these Magnolia trees. As much as I enjoy their big white flowers, I enjoy these brown leaves.
In San Francisco, it is hard to notice seasons. Temperature does come down in the “winter” but fluctuates, which must drive trees and all sorts of plants crazy. It drives me crazy. Today, it is 63F, sunny and very comfortable. So, it is very nice to see an evidence of season changing every now and […]
I thought it was cold this morning. Though it was high 50Fs, it reminded me of snow I last walked around in, which was two years ago. Snow is great. For photographers, it increases light at night and makes it easier to take night shots.
About two years ago I was freezing my fingers, taking photos around Stockholm. Having lived all of my life in cities that rarely see snow, this was a treat. Thinking about another trip to the winter wonderland of Sverige.
View of Stockholm Norrmalm and Gamla Stan from Fotographiska. This was about 3:30 pm in late November. Composition is boring but I think the colors make up for it not being the totally boring photo.