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.
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 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.
iPhone/Hipstamatic set to lazy mode.
It’s an overcast, chilly day here in the northern San Francisco Bay Area and I’m hanging out at the homestead. For photo fun, I took advantage of the subdued afternoon light and grabbed this close-up of one of our wintered bean poles.
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. 1/60 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.
Canon T2i staying close-up during the holidaze.
My son gave me this cactus many years ago. I call it the Graham cactus. It’s still blooms every year, but seems about to let its offspring take over the duties.
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/40 second at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon T2i thinking about the offspring.
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!
May you all have peace, happiness, and good luck on you as the light returns!
Canon G11 on the winter solstice at the homestead.