Picked the location for the next CTT outing. Back to the Sacramento Historic Cemetery. My husband thought that creating a scavenger hunt bordered on the insensitive. I thought otherwise, and so the trip was planned.
This is such a beautiful setting. Full of reminders of our historic past. Volunteers each tend their garden area with such passion. Flowers bloom throughout the year. Bulbs, roses, succulents, perennials, and annuals. And if you stop one of the volunteers you will learn a lot about gardening.
To add a bit of interest to this outing I created a photographer’s scavenger hunt. No prizes awarded, just a new way of looking for photo opportunities.
The bright sun worked hard to warm up the day, but the wind blew harder. Seems like the mild winter is showing its force these last few days of February. The record hail storm the night before even made national news. Looked like it snowed in Sacramento, but it was actually many inches of hail. Did not see this in Fair Oaks, but one of the gardeners came to the cemetery to check on his flowers. Such devotion.
I looked up a number of lists for this scavenger hunt, but I created my own to go along with the venue. The most surprising thing I did not find was Roman numerals. I just thought that there would be easily found. Not!
Starts with the letter P
Seedling in a Crack demonstrating Rule of Thirds. This was 3 in 1 find
Decorative Metal Work, and Light Leak
Spending time outdoors with my camera and friends makes my day.
Enjoy each day, and until next time.
I wrote this post in April. Saved the draft, and stuff got in the way. Now in mid June with a moment to spare, and the weather heating up in Sacramento I am ready to share. My next post will address some of what has been going on in my life. My picture taking continued, but my blog did not.
Plenty of discouraging things to read about in the newspaper. So on Tuesdays my CTT group heads out to discover natural beauty. Plenty of rain filled the rivers, streams and creeks. The landscape is covered with brightly colored flowers upon a green backdrop.
Checking the forecast is part of the planning stage. So far the rain has found us while we were out shooting, but it didn’t derail our plans. Once we planned an indoor activity, just to discover the sun. You just never know.
It is good for me to get out with camera in hand and away from fb, phone, and internet. Sometime I find it fun to explore new places, and sometimes my return visit takes place at a different time of year. Anyway I always look for new ways to see things.
This a return trip to Crystal Hermitage Garden. Located north of Nevada City, Ca. I visited the Ananda Retreat last year. Then the sun was shining and the tulips were open. My return trip found us shooting in the rain. This is such a peaceful place, and the beauty was not diminished by the weather.
Tulips in the Rain
One of many statues found on the grounds
Each space planned with care.
Stand up to the rain, and be colorful!
Thanks for stopping by!
For this blog I used my Olympus OMD-E5 mirrorless camera and my Panasonic Lumix point and shoot. I just never know when I come across a photo opportunity.
Hand Prints Foot Prints
Golden Hour Highlights Lavender
Sunset in Woodland Hills
I found this garden art irresistible.
Just love this colorful display
Hotel architecture catches my eye.
I found this art in the hotel lobby.
Chess for everyone
A shower of circles
Saw this sign and click!
Always on the look out for colors, patterns, and unusual signs makes the world around me fun. What have you seen that grabs your attention? Keep your eyes open!
Getting back to looking at my surroundings from an unusual point of view. For a second time I would be shooting at the Fountains at Roseville.
Moms workin’ it
Ghostly comings and goings in time for Halloween
Moose makes his appearance neath the palm tree
What do you see when you look at these images?
Love my dancing splashes
Curves and Drops
Colors and Textures
Simple Red Rose
Roseville Farmer’s Market provides many shooting opportunities.
Mum’s the word
The care this vendor has with his product is evident
Getting out again, and sharing my photographs. I call this a win-win. I’m ready for some more relaxing time.