Do I have your attention? Years ago when we moved to California, I was introduced to the very exotic Naked Lady flowers. In late July or early August, they just appear – these beautiful pink lily flowers atop a slender stalk with no leaves. I left California at the end of July and when I got home last week – there they were – everywhere! When I took my walk down in the park with Maggie, I found one lone Naked Lady along side the road. All week I have wanted to take my camera down to photograph it. Today, it was no where to be found. So instead I found a bevy of Naked Ladies at Bishop’s Ranch where I spent the afternoon.
I also found this beautiful succulent and tried out the close-up setting on my camera:
While I was walking with Maggie and Steve, I took some photos to show you the colors and textures of late summer. Some of you may remember that I took you on this walk last March when it was wetter and greener – you can see here. The forest is pretty much bone dry now and the colors are more mature and faded.
Here are Steve and Maggie (wondering what is taking me so long)!
It is near the end of the blackberry season:
Here are some pics of trees and moss in its late summer mode.
Dry Creek Bed
Drying moss on tree trunk
A Manzanita tree
I love the dark wine red color of the Manzanita bark.
So that’s what my walk is like here in the late summer. Gotta get busy packing stuff for guild meeting tomorrow. I am doing a mini workshop on making postcards.