I’ve not been using my camera much at all. Between getting ill, a bad knee, opera and symphony, and my teaching schedule, photography has had to take a distant back seat. Today, though, I managed a two mile walk (thank you ibuprofen!) and I’m hoping to continue doing two miles until I’m completely healed.

I can’t blame only the things I mentioned above, though. I’ve been in a photography slump. (I’ve not been in a processing slump: I have plenty of photos from past years to work on!) Slumps happen, and I know not to worry. I wade through them and eventually my eye will be back to seeing things to shoot, I’m sure.

Of course having written that, I DID manage to take a few photos today. Here is the first shot. I continue to try and find “that” shot of these blooms. I’ll get there … eventually.

A funny thing about this image is that I’m using the 4:3 ratio rather than my typical 3:2 and I rather like it. Dan uses 4:3 nearly all the time. Go figure.

First Shot: Magnolia, 3.4.19

Goodnight Flower

On my little walk today I happened upon some Lewisia cotyledon. Then as I opened up my 2018 Lightroom folder later on the same flower was right there in front of me. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the flower I’m sharing today is from today’s location, but I don’t know for sure.

One common name (although it hardly seems “common” is Siskiyou lewisia, and another is cliff maids.

Lewisia cotyledon, 4.13.18