Sunday, March 15, 2015

10 on 10 March

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. 
~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


Unbelievably, spring has begun with gusto! A couple of weeks ago my youngest two daughters and I took our annual trek to a beautiful working ranch in the Sierra foothills that   the beautiful acres and acres of daffodils planted there. This year because of our mild winter and low rain fall, Daffodil Hill opened up nearly a month earlier than usual and as it only stays open for a few short weeks we needed to act fast.  So a spur of the moment field trip was in order!  











I also had fun taking some top down images of a few flowering plum branches. And I couldn't forget the planter of oh-so-popular succulents sitting in my windowsill! 




And lastly, while looking through the images I had just imported into Light Room I came across several (as in a couple dozen!) images all taken by my 9 year old.  Nearly all were out of focus (she's too impatient to actually wait for the lens to focus before taking her shot) but I could tell she was having fun. She snapped this of me while I opened up a package containing my new calligraphy supplies. This is one image that she really loved so I included it. 



Thank you for joining me for this month's 10 on 10!  I hope you enjoyed seeing what spring looks like in my part of the world.  Please continue on your 10 on 10 tour and visit Micah Hewett's absolutely beautiful blog! And don't forget to leave a little bloggy comment love while you are there!



8 comments:

  1. Beautiful spring <3 I can´t wait for it to happen in my country. Thank you for sharing such beauty. I´ve never seen so many of the yellow ones, wild. Looks fabulous.

    Kindly, Trine Lise in Norway, Trini

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  2. Daffodil Hill sounds and looks like the perfect place to visit in the spring...Your shots are just beautiful...I hope we will be having spring shortly....

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  3. What a glorious place Laura & your images are so beautiful! I love the daffodils ~ and the photo of you by your daughter, lovely!

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  4. Laura, what a treat for the eyes all those daffodils are. So beautiful! I am loving Spring so much and appreciate seeing it through your eyes. Love the top-downs of cherry blossoms and wow...that photo of you is remarkable! Kudos to you and your daughter! <3 Kim

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  5. Oh, Wow, Laura. These are so beautiful. I love the light and "bokeh" in the close ups of the daffodils. Also I keep coming back to that shot of the rustic barn wall with that beautiful old wheel barrow (I just love wheel barrows). Those shadows add something special . . . so well captured!

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  6. These are great, Laura. What a beautiful presentation of early Spring. I absolutely love the photo of the barn wall with the old wheel barrow. Those shadows add so much.

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  7. I want to go to Daffodil Hill. Wow that place looks like a photographer's dream. Beautiful photos Laura. The top down photos of the blossoms are lovely too and the image your daughter captured of you is beautiful. Love the dreamy quality.

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  8. What a beautiful place! I bet you have many more beautiful images and it was hard to pick just a few for the blog! And we have another talented photographer on the way, nice capture from your daughter!

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