Unexpectedly Finding Things of Interest

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.

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Hand Prints Foot Prints 

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Golden Hour Highlights Lavender

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Sunset in Woodland Hills

I found this garden art irresistible.

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Just love this colorful display

Hotel architecture catches my eye.

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Patterning

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Repeating arches

I found this art in the hotel lobby.

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Chess for everyone

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A shower of circles 

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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!

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Visiting the Gold Country

Sacramento spring appeared quickly, and everything bloomed at once. Didn’t make it up to Daffodil Hill this year. Blooms started early, rain cancelled plans, and then the ranch closed early. Instead Plymouth and Sutter Creek provided the venue for our photo adventure.

Stopped at an Amador County Winery and enjoyed the peaceful scene of a weekday morning.

Serene Reflection at an Amador County Winery

Serene Reflection at an Amador County Winery

Headed to the Amador Flower Farm in Plymouth with the idea to use my Macro 60 mm 2.8 lens.

Just missed my fly dinner!

Just missed my fly dinner!

Ugh! Bugs!

Ugh! Bugs!

Daisy Flower in Pink. proclaims, "Spring is Here!"

Daisy Flowers in Pink proclaims, “Spring is Here!”

The Amador Flower Farm displays playful garden art.

Goofy Garden Art

Goofy Garden Art

Water Sculpture provide relaxing sounds. I see a face! Do you?

Water Sculpture provide relaxing sounds.
I see a face! Do you?

Remember the useful “Red Wagon”.  Here are some waiting to be put to use at the Amador Flower Farm.

Red Wagons at rest.

Red Wagons at rest.

Time for lunch and Ann and I headed to Sutter Creek. On Main Street we found a Mexican Restaurant, Pepita’s. The food was delicious, and the service was perfect.

This area was central to the California Gold Rush. Some of the buildings in Sutter Creek try to maintain an old-time look , but  traffic and new businesses blend a revitalized spirit.

Sutter Creek Welcome

Sutter Creek Welcome

Bronze Work in front of Gallery

Bronze Work in front of Gallery

This dog sculpture has been here for a while.  I think that there is a new sign advising visitors to be mindful of their manners!

Don't Pee on Me!

Don’t Pee on Me!

Took a walk a couple of blocks off Main Street and came across these abandoned houses.

Two Abandoned Houses!

Two Abandoned Houses!

Then we returned to Sacramento about an hour away. A nice way to spend the day!