The stream across the road

This stream is almost directly across from my house. I’ve walked past it many times but have never really paid it much attention.

This time something caught my eye. This photograph is one of many where I know that I like it, but I have great difficulty explaining exactly why. Maybe it’s the lush greens of the foliage contrasting with the more delicate whites, purples and yellows of the numerous wildflowers. Maybe it’s the contrast between all the colors and the darkness of the stream? I just don’t know.

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.

Roses in my garden

This is the first picture of a rose that I’ve posted since my late wife, Eirah passed away about a year and a half ago. She was the gardener in the family and loved roses. I neglected the garden for some time, but have recently had a fairly extensive cleanup done. I’m pleased to say that there are still about 36 roses in the garden. This is the first one to bloom. I have no idea what it’s name is.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Tamron Di III VXD A056SF 70-180mm f2.8.