Redbuds in Virginia

A recent business trip found me in Virginia for some training. I stumbled upon this scene on the grounds of the training facility one day after class. Apparently called Redbud Trees, these were all over and all blooming with this wonderfully contrasting dark bark. The details: Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm lens @55mm. ISO 200, 1/40th @f4.0 … Continue reading

A Brand New Friend

Went for a walk around the neighborhood today and saw that a neighbor had a large bed of grape hyacinth in bloom. Reminds me a bit of the picture from a couple months ago from Versailles, only less… French and marbley. This is my first week after having made the switch to Fujifilm. Well maybe … Continue reading

Peaceful getaway

It’s been a crazy month – I don’t think I’ve  even picked up my camera so here’s a shot from the archives, so to speak. Two summers ago we went to France for vacation, and spent a day exploring the Palace of Versailles. It was packed with tourists so we took our exit and headed for … Continue reading

Surprise Cactus

November was quite the change of pace for us. We traveled to southern California for a birthday party, then out to the Phoenix, Arizona (nearer Surprise, actually) to visit a couple friends. Then back to Ventura County for Thanksgiving, then back home. I have always had a deep affection for the American Southwest. Wide open … Continue reading