Winter gazania

I took this shot on the winter solstice (one week ago) at the homestead in Northern California. That the gazania is still blooming in an inland valley normally prone to a harder morning frost and chilly afternoons is a testament to just how warm it’s been this December.

Gazania blooming in winter

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 59mm. 1/20 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.

Canon T2i logging the local climate change.

I’m hibernating

I’m off work this week and have settled into a lazy mode of watching movies, noodling on guitar, and avoiding getting in a car. It’s a good thing to slow down and rest now and again! So… photo posts here will be spotty until the new year–unless, of course, something catches my eye and I happen to have a camera in hand.

Sláinte!

Sunny face in winter

iPhone/Hipstamatic set to lazy mode.

Death and the solstice

Because we’re playing Holiday gigs this week, I thought I’d give Death a nod on the blog for the winter solstice. Death is our memento mori and band mascot. He comes to all our gigs. A couple of years back he ran off for with a Funk band, but came back to us after a short while! What a loyal guy!

Our memento mori, Death the beanie baby

May you all have peace, happiness, and good luck on you as the light returns!

Canon G11 on the winter solstice at the homestead.

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