widening rings

The Dry Beauty of Summer

August 11, 2011

 


sun breaking through the fog, sepia



eucalyptus leaves & grass, sepia

 

Black Sage, sepia

 

thistle, sepia

 

 

From top to bottom:


sun burning away the morning marine layer
eucalyptus leaves & grass
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
thistle (Silybum marianum, I think...)


(OK, so it's not quite as brown out there as these photos imply! Ha!  I've added a sepia cast to all the images to heighten the effect, but it is looking pretty arid and brittle out there in places. Nevertheless, the cooler morning temps we've been having did allow for a nice, long walk yesterday up the fire road to the water tanks and then down to the creek for a little exploring. More photos to come...)


2 responses

  • Cindy Aug 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    lovely earth tones- who says brown can't be beautiful.
  • Harsi Aug 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Not me... I love brown. *grin*

    Perhaps that's not saying much though as I've really never met a color in nature that I didn't like! (What I choose to wear in clothing, now that's another story!) Outdoors, I admire all the shades of the rainbow pretty equally. What's not to like, right?

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