Friday, October 5, 2018

Walking With My Camera

A few pictures from a morning walk: 

We had two cottonwood trees in our front yard when we first moved here. Both trees died during the drought, but this one came back with, what I think is called suckers beginning to grow leaves. Just a few at first, but this year they took off and it once again looks like a tree with thick, deep green, foliage. I haven't watered it all summer, and it hasn't rained since spring, so there must be plenty of water underground. 

Just me trying to be artistic.

Our juniper trees look like bushes and their cones look like berries. The animals, from black bears to ravens, love  to eat them.

I walked up the hillside behind my house 

and took a few pictures.

Came down behind the back of my house. 

Then walked a bit farther, toward Joyce's place.

I zoomed in, first on her three horses eating breakfast

then on one of her dogs, Carmen, watching me and barking her alarm. She was really far away, so just a small yellow dot here. 

Then back home where I took a picture of the juniper tree I trimmed down in 2016. I was in really good shape that summer, now not so much. But the weather is finally cooling down and we're back to playing with Faith and her balls, my new camera, and walking in the hills. Both dogs have to lose some weight after this long hot summer. I know at least Faith will. 


  1. I love these photos. Felt like I was there walking with you. These photos bring back lovely memories of being in southern CA with my grandparents!

  2. The pictures are outstanding, Inger. You attempt at being artistic was successful.

  3. Hi Inger - plants are amazing aren't they ... how they come to back to life. Love the photos of your area - the juniper, the cottonwood and those rabbit bushes. I'm so pleased the weather is cooler and you can all go for walks around home ... the dogs will enjoy theirs. Your artistic photo is a delight to see ... the human being making do with his post and his wire. All the best - cheers Hilary

  4. you and your new camera are doing a fantastic job of photos. I love all of these. the tree is so unexpected in the desert and love the orange and yellow flowers, and happy you are showing us YOUR world as you see it when you go out with your pups.... love the fence post and barbwire

  5. I loved walking with you. Every picture looks like a postcard. I love the pole shadow through the barbed wire! And the mountain and roof behind Carmen's dog, that is a big WOW moment! You live in a beautiful place! I don't know if I have ever seen a Cottonwood tree; maybe they don't grow around here. What are the suckers?

  6. You really have a great place to walk. Isn't it amazing how plants and trees can survive when they have no reason to?

  7. Nice taking a walk with you. : )

  8. Nice work, Mrs. Ansel Adams!!

  9. I'm with Faith. if I'm going to gain weight it's always in the summer.
    almost the opposite of most people! I just want to hibernate. then I grow active in the winter.
    the pictures you shared are just beautiful!

  10. It's wonderful that your cottonwoods are coming back! Wow!!!! I loved seeing your walkabout!!

  11. What a nice walk!I love getting that glimpse of the place that you call home, and all the beauty that surrounds you!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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