February was a fairly slow month, photography-wise. I didn’t make a lot of photos, and for a good part, it was because of the weather. Seriously! It was probably the hottest February on record, which limited hiking (especially with a now older dog), and those who know my preference for clouds and overcast days can easily imagine that the bleak and featureless blue skies didn’t really help either. From a photographic perspective, this weather sure is depressing!
One of the highlights was discovering the hummingbird nest in our lemon tree. Unfortunately for me (and fortunately for hummingbird mother and her baby), the nest is relatively high in the tree and pretty well sheltered – I get exactly one angle from where I can make photos. :-)
Other than that, I really enjoyed my early morning visit to South Cardiff State Beach and the tidepools at Tabletop Reef, and a photo-morningwalk at Black Mountain where I managed to get some good detail photos of chaparral plants (I have yet to publish them).
I’m hoping to get out more in March!
I’ve made a small change to the presentation of the blog posts. The image & gallery posts are now a completely separate entity, and not included in the list of all blog posts anymore. Other posts (like this monthly summary, more technical or photo-philosophical articles) are available separately. The “Blog” menu items on the site reflect that change. (for fellow WordPress users: my theme offers this separation by post format straight “out of the box.”)
Blog Archive Additions
My limited photo activities left me with time to work on my archives and I’ve managed to review and re-process some old photos. Quite happy with the yield – here’s the complete list:
- In the neighborhood: Lake Hodges Morning, At Fletcher Point (both from May 2012)
- Urban: Pieces of Amsterdam (April 2008), Downtown San Diego Walk (May 2012)
- Mountains: Sonntagshorn hike in Summer (August 2008), Sonntagshorn in November (also 2008)
- Small Sets/Collages: Wind in Wheat (May 2007), Breaking Waves (September 2009)
- Flowers: Marguerite Studies (May 2010)
- Desert: Mine Peak & Desert Rain (February 2013 – when we actually had rain!)
- Landscapes: Autumn Splendor at Frillensee, Bavaria (October 2008)
- Cellphone: The Wave of the Future (more of a technical post, but with photos of course)
And that’s it for February. The weather forecast mentions rain in the next 10 days. Potentially even a lot. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, we badly need it and I need some real clouds for a change – my eyes are sore from all the sun! ;-)
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