A trip to the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers


A friend of mine knew about the Dahlias that are in bloom every year in August/September in Golden Gate Park at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. It was a fun time to test her Nikon macro lens which of course I want! Here are some more photos below. We also went inside the large white wood and glass structure that is home to all the tropical plants and orchids. I have to say I have an understanding of hot house means! Wow that was hot! Read more

A lot to be thankful for…

Thanksgiving is a time of course to give thanks. Yup we should do it all the time but it’s a day to actually think about it! I was thankful for the ability to watch this little bug and for the wonderful bounty of food we had today. I think our bird enjoyed his treat of a walnut as well while I played with the focus on my camera some more. What a nice day to be off work 🙂

cucumber beetle on iris


Getting prepared

I got a hummer!!

Woo hoo! I managed to snag a picture of this little guy. My friend Steve told me some settings on the camera to get this. Mainly a flash sync speed of 1/250 sec so you can stop them and still get a little motion blur in the wings. I have a lot learn as I think this could be sharper but for now I am happy to finally see hummers out here. We’ve never had them before. They seem to like the bottle brush plant that is newly planted and in bloom now.