Month: April 2021
Springtime at the “Rogge Mountain Ranch”
Spring is nearly over! We are here (Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, USA) most likely in the last week of beautiful flowers, green and colorful grasses, and mild temperatures. The hot weather is already waiting around the corner, pushed by global warming (YES, there is man-made global overcooking ongoing!). When I first visited in 1970s from Germany, I could not get enough of the hot weather. A fact at that time fueled by often mostly rainy and cold summers in Central Europe. As you know, those days are over.
Let’s get to flowers and grasses. Enjoy!
I have some volunteer thistles growing on the side of my house. When they started to bloom I cut some of them and photographed them on my lightbox.
My neighborhood was built in the first two decades of the 20th century. The building plan left lots of space for green. In the spring the display of flowers in the gardens add to the ornaments of the art deco houses. The use of bricks in different colors was typical for the time. Only the oldest houses got names
I was able to go to the beach recently and I took some pictures, this being one of my favorites. I love how everyone is doing their own thing, such as walking along the beach, playing in the water, and spending time with their dog. I also love the faded appearance of the image too, as it makes the image look like a vintage photo. Enjoy!