Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Circles and Parry's Nolina

I have a new favorite place where I like to hike with Pono.  It is a steep enough trail that it makes me breathe hard without running.  Besides that, I never see anyone else when I hike there.  I love that quiet solitude in the morning.  These photos are all taken while hiking our "new" trail.  First, I thought you might like to see how the wind is just like me - it draws circles too!

(Taken with my teeny camera, not the big fancy one.)

Next, we have some shots of the Parry's Nolina in bloom.  They were outrageous this year!!!  I became enamored of the way the sunlight came through the clusters of straw yellow blooms.  Kinda wish I had taken my big camera with me, but I was moving fast.  At least I have these...

Tomorrow I am heading to Metro Galleries in Bakersfield with some of my larger oil paintings.  The car is already loaded and I've planned my route.  Now it's just a matter of getting some rest so I am fresh for a big day. 


Patty said...

Have a lovely drive. Your photos are amazing, especially the second from the bottom - wow! Such an interesting place.

Anke Martin said...

Hi Karine, haven't been here in a long time! I have to do that more often...your desert photos are so special and inspirational!

Smiles, Anke ;)

pRiyA said...

My God, what a strange and beautiful plant yet again from the desert. Stunning!