Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ladybug, Ladybug, Don't fly away

                                                                                                                          copyright 2016 Stepka

Sunshine, Ladybugs and Succulents.
Beautiful combination.

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Beautifully Imperfect Garden

                                                                                              copyright 2016 Stepka


Beautifully imperfect.
Weeds galore.
Broken bench.
Everything in hibernation.
Lovely.
                                       

Friday, January 29, 2016

Two Dogs in a Truck

                                                                                                                           copyright 2016 Stepka

Really!
Who can resist dogs in a truck.
NOT I.  Though I am not stupid in my approach.
The older boy on the right actually gave me a low growl of warning as I approached his 'wife' who immediately came to the back to greet me.  Then he just sauntered over too.  Good boy.
Reminds me of how I felt having to wait for my dad in the truck when getting feed from the mill. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Flower of the week - Tulips

                                                                                                               copyright Stepka 2016

   Blasted away by its beauty!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking forward

                                                                                               copyright 2015  Stepka

Dreaming of the promise the New Year can bring to us all!




Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

                                                                                                        copyright 2015 Stepka


It took me almost half of the 20 odd years I have lived now in California to appreciate a Green Christmas.  With the drought of the past several years, you start yearning to see those bright green shoots springing up on the hillsides. 
Yes, my dreams came true this year!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Visions


Day
+
Night













                                                                                                           copyright 2015 Stepka

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November Light


Crisp Blue Skies
Impossibly beautiful sun lit red and orange leaves dancing against the sky.





Smoky mold scented leaves underfoot.
Frozen cheeks, chilly fingers.
Runny Noses.




Clusters of red berries on bushes, birds startled,  flushing from branches.
Fox stock still, peering at ground, about to pounce on her morning meal.




Crow calls.  
Long dark shadows.
Dog tail wagging and wuffing and smiling.  Their human mouthing hello, not wanting to break the spell.




Old Majestic Oaks hibernating, bare limbs resting heavily on the ground.

Wistful Thoughts.

Meandering Walks.

Warmth of the sun breaking thru the crisp air.


                                                                                                               copyright 2015 Stepka
        


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Abandoned Conservatory


Not really abandoned...just waiting for new owners to bring it back to life.