Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
"French Clematis" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"Fuzzy Wuzzy" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I love irises and wish they would grow here in the desert. But I manage to get my fix by visiting Descanco Gardens in La Canada which is near Pasadena. They have a spectacular iris garden with more varieties than you can imagine. This multi-colored lovely is just one of the many to enjoy.
"Spring Iris" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
There are some things in life that bring back childhood memories and this pink lily is one of them for me. Don't ask why. I don't know. But everytime I see this particular lily I think back to when I was quite young without specific recollections. I've given up trying to analyze it so I just enjoy it for the beautiful flower it is.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Rubber ducks with shades??? It's amazing how rubber ducks have changed. Besides finding them with sunglasses, you can find them in so many different colors and designs today. But these cuties were busy swimming in circles at the county fair.
"Do We Look Coor or What!!" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
"Pont Alexandre III" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It's hard to visualize life with out cell phones. And it was amazing that we survived quite nicely without them. And we got to know each other a lot better with personal, one on one, communication. Cell phones, texting, tweeting and facebook are to impersonal and create rude behavior. I vote to throw them all away!
"Talkin' on the Phone" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's National Date Festival time where I live and all the carnival action is in full swing. But it's at night with all the lights that it takes on a magical aire. The moon was just setting as I captured the ferris wheel picking up more passengers.
"Fly Me to the Moon" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
"Fresh as Rain" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The best steak I ever had was at L'Envers du Decor in St. Emillion, France. It was heaven and melted in my mouth. Oh yeah, the wine wasn't to shabby either.
"A Glass of Wine - St. Emillion" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
"Lined Up" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
With warm weather upon us, I'm preparing for a spectacular wildflower season. I got this shot a couple of years ago when we had a good show of California Poppies at the Poppy Preserve near Lancaster, CA. AndI bet this year will jump off the charts.
"Poppies and Cream Cups" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Pretty in Pink" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Medieval towns were short on yards. In fact, they usually didn't have any so if you want flowers, you have to grow them in pots on the windowsill. And they do a nice job. Begonias, amarylis and geraniums add bright colors to an otherwise bland house.
"French Windowsill" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
"Spring Time in the Garden" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
One of the most popular of flowering shrubs, the camellia is known for it's profusion and beauty of garden varieties. A majority of the many thousands of cultivars now listed are descended from a single species, Camellia japonica, introduced to Europe in the early eighteenth century from China.
"White Camellia" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
"A Break in the Storm" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
"Mazatlan Blue and Gold" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I love the opening buds on tea roses. There's something elegant about them. The elongated shape with gently curling petals makes a dramatic statement. Some poeple like floribunda roses, others like the old style roses and some prefer clilmbing roses. There are plenty of choices and I'm sure there's a rose for you.
"Tea Rose" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
So typical of this part of Spain are the Seville oranges that line the streets of Malaga. The cathedral is a magnificent structure with two huge pipe organs, one on each side of the church.
"Malaga Cathedral" © Kathy Dunham 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
"Place du Carrousel" © Kathy Dunham 2010