Saturday, April 19, 2014

Round Robin Challenge: Spring Time! + A Week Of Yellow Day Six: Soft Yellow

Soft Yellow California Poppy
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spring, 2012

"It's spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."

~Rainer Maria Rilke

RRC: Spring Time

I think I should probably begin this post with a heartfelt I am Sorry Karen, because I know that flowers are not at the top of her list of favorite subjects, both to look at or to photograph. But here's the thing, I found myself absolutely drawn to them this year, probably because of my illness last Spring which kept me housebound for most of the season! I didn't get out to do much photography from late February thru early June, and by then, most of the first young lovely flowers of spring, were moving over for the more hardy plants and flowers of summer! 

The summer flowers are beautiful, and you know I would give up all the flowers of both seasons, in favor of the leaves of autumn, but when you can't photograph them, you learn to not take them for granted. So, this post is quite flower heavy, with flowers from springs past, and a couple from spring of this year! But hey, it's not a total loss, there is also a furry wild creature or two to break up the flower monotony! :)

My Spring Gallery...

Happy Squirrel
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spring 2010

Purple Flowers
Tilden Park, Berkeley, California
Spring 2006

Yellow Flower With Bee
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spring 2005

Spring Bouquet
Berkeley, California
Spring 2014

Spring Balloons 
My Favorite Color Combination
Spring, 2011

Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spring, 2005

Purple Ice Plant
Pacific Grove/Monterey Bay, California
Spring, 2010

Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Spring, 2005

Spring Blossoms With Bee
Berkeley, California
Spring, 2006

Pink Blossoms
Pleasanton, California
Spring, 2014

Tree Blossoms
Golden Gate Park
Spring, 2013

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want... oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

~Mark Twain

Okay, now that you have seen my post for the Round Robin Challenges, how about joining in? I know Karen would be thrilled to have a new player joining us. Just click the link at the top of this post to be redirected to the official Round Robin blog, where you can find all the information you need to play along, plus the links to the other participants for this challenge. Please consider joining us!

Mood: Happy

~Me :)


Karen Funk Blocher said...

What a feast of colors! :) I especially like the tea garden and the last one. Happy Spring and Happy Easter! Oh, and thanks for the topic!

fredamans said...

Such a vibrant set of photos! My favorite is the tulips for spring!

Jama said...

Beautiful collection of photos, I love them all.