TWO One Years Ago Today

I’m stuck at home: Dan has a delivery coming, but I couldn’t walk even if he didn’t: my foot injury still isn’t allowing me to wear shoes without limping horribly. So home I stay, and more cleaning and photo sorting is taking place, along with oboe work.

In some ways being “grounded” is rather nice!

The photos below are from one TWO years ago today (clearly I had an issue with what year it is now at first!), and were taken right outside our front door. It had rained, and our calla lily was calling out for attention, so I obliged. I love it when these bloom and I tend to pick a few and put them on our dining room table.

I just looked out the window at our plant. No inflorescence yet, and it apperas that we have fewer stalks as well. I don’t tend them, so I get whatever I get each year.

The plant is interesting; what many call the “flower” is actually the inflorescence. The white part of that is a bract and is called the spathe and the yellow is the spadix. The actual flowers are found on the spadix. And no, the plant isn’t really a lily even while it is called arum lily, trumpet lily or calla lily. It’s Latin name is Zantedeschia aethiopica. Take note: it is poisonous to both humans and animals.

Raindrops on the Calla Lily (I), 1.9.17

Raindrops on the Calla Lily (II), 1.9.17

Looking Back

It’s 2019 and I seem to have landed in 2016. Sometimes I open up Lightroom and end up moving back in time. In this instance was looking for another image and somehow landed on this one and thought it wasn’t half bad. Besides, I found it rather cheerful.

It’s an overcast and wonderfully gloomy day here, and rain should be coming in (I hope) soon. (Gloomy days don’t make me at all gloomy, by the way.) I can’t go for a walk due to a damaged foot. That does make me a bit gloomy. So what better thing to do than enjoy some tulips? Well, that and cleaning the house. It’s past time for that.

Tulips in Front of a Wall, 2.23.16

Three Creeks Trail

It’s been a long time coming, but San José’s Three Creeks Trail is now open. I’ve walked it twice now, and it’s a nice, very short little walk.

Via Wikipedia:

The trail was previously a Union Pacific railway line as part of the Willow Glen Spur of the San Jose Branch line.”

I very much remember that train whistle blowing.

At one spot there is a lovely iris garden. Here is the sign about the garden, but what it doesn’t tell you is that the garden had been in our area prior to this trail being put in. At some point the large plot of land was sold and a number of large homes went in, so seeing that these iris are now on the trail is a wonderful thing!

Below is my first shot from today’s walk. It was made before I remembered I was wearing my very dark sunglasses. So it goes. it’s not exactly what I wanted, but it’ll do!

First Shot: Iris, 10.5.18