Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I love this photograph and the next couple, too...This is what I saw when I looked at the West Wall of my Living Room...the reflection of the city on the glass, covering the 'art' hanging on that wall. And here's Downtown Los Angeles, east of me, reflected in a painting on the West Wall of the LR....Amazing! Everything is turned around....I am sure this has happened hundreds of times before, but I didn't see it because of where I was standing, but on this day, I did it see it because of where I was standing, and I happened to have the camera in my hand at that moment...and as we know, that doesn't always happen when you want it to, does it? And the above photo is the 'far away shot', so you can see clearly that the photo up above this--the close up--was definitely taken while looking at the reflection. It was a very beautiful day...crisp and clear, here on the hill.

And look at what we have here... It's the empty nest syndrome, already...and I missed quite a lot of the process...But maybe another pair of doves will use this nest again, as spring continues it's cycle of new life...for now, those Doves that had been in residence have, as they say, flown the coop.

This morning I saw a little Hummingbird right near these flowers, but I didn't have my camera at hand, that time. Drat! And, these flowers belong to this wonderfully sculptural plant. This is on my front patio and I see it every day many times a day... And then a closer view of this wonderful beautiful plant... I mean...this is phenomenol! The design is so original and so unexpected....nature...once again...it's full of delicious surprises. This is an Aloe...not an Aloe Vera, but another kind of Aloe with a name I cannot remember.

And this next picture is of my favorite Bougenvilla...I love love love, the colors in this one. Pinks and Oranges, combined...I love that this dash of color sets off all the varied 'greens' of the various Cacti making those greens and blues--yes, blues, too...that much richer...
And last, but not least, the tiny tiny flowers on a small succulant that is growing in the front near the garage. There is nothing that rare or unusual about it, except that it just "is". Enjoy, my dears....enjoy.


















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28 Comments:
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I saw your post in Friday's Child blog, and glad I dropped by here.

Beautiful pictures. Love the flowers!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 3:28:00 AM PDT 

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I really enjoy going through your posts. I don't see these varieties of cactus in my country. They are really adorable. The same color of bouganvilleas I have in my frontyard. I just love looking at them every morning when I water the garden.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 6:00:00 AM PDT 

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What a wonderful view to downtown Los Angeles!!! Just stunning!!
Love your plants, too.
What a gorgeous day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 7:12:00 AM PDT 

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Me again. I forgotten to say that the reflection of the city on the glass is just amazing! Beautiful shot. Well done!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 7:16:00 AM PDT 

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I always love your garden photos. That bird's nest is just begging for it's photo to be framed!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 10:25:00 AM PDT 

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I love the views you've got there! That's so cool when you first notice something that's probably happened hundreds of times before but for whatever reason you've missed it before! Enjoy the view!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 12:55:00 PM PDT 

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Oops forgot to say I'm here via Michele!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 12:55:00 PM PDT 

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As usual, wonderful pictures! I love the reflections! So cool! You have such an awesome view!!

Your garden is looking gorgeous!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 2:47:00 PM PDT 

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Terrific view you have there. Very nice.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 5:42:00 PM PDT 

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How creative to take the pictures in reflection. Nice day in LA, here we are raining :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 5:49:00 PM PDT 

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Oh, such lovely pictures! I love the blooms on that one plant that you said you saw the hummingbird by. That is such a lovely plant too. I have never seen anything quite like that before. The layering of the stalks or branches is pretty unique!

Too bad you missed the doves!! It doesn't take those babies long to leave the nest!!

Once again, great post Naomi!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 6:11:00 PM PDT 

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I loved having bouganvillea everywhere when I lived in San Diego...and the smell of Jasmine in spring (sigh)Thanks for the memories!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 6:15:00 PM PDT 

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You seem to have a green thumb. I just am amazed with all your wonderful plants and how they really bloom. You must take care of them personally. About your question it is 30 years of married life and not 38. It just looked like 38 they way it was printed. Anyway I'm past 50. Didn't get your email address yet.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 6:23:00 PM PDT 

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Your picture filled posts make me feel like I've been for a visit!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 7:36:00 PM PDT 

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Such nice pictures. I love the one with L.A. in the background, it's like a picture of a picture within a picture. :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 8:46:00 PM PDT 

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Wow, that view is incredible. And rare, too, here in the L.A. area! Are you in L.A. proper? I went to the beach like I said I was going to last week and it was beyond perfect. Stop by and check out the pics if you get the chance.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 8:46:00 PM PDT 

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Me again! I was going to email you directly but I don't have an email address for you, so I'll respond here! We went to Seal Beach. It's a great beach tucked between Belmont Shores and Huntington/Sunset Beach. And I still call it Graumman's, too. Hey, if you're a true Californian, that's what it will always be. My boys LOVE Hollywood. We like to Metrolink it to Union Station then hop on the red line and stop and spend the day in Hollywood, usually by going to the El Capitan. The kids just love to put their hands and feet in the cement blocks at Grauman's. Heck...me too!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 9:17:00 PM PDT 

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Hi OOLOTH, lovely post as always, I'm working at home this morning and when I get a coffee I'm going to take the camera out into the garden and see what I can find to take and post, inspired by YOU!
Here from Michele's this time by the way.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 2:26:00 AM PDT 

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Always gorgeous, your photos!

The reflective pictures are awesome! You truly don't realize what you see on a daily basis, but when you share, it's amazing!

Michele sent me today!

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 5:26:00 AM PDT 

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I had to look at that first photo a couple of times to figure out what was going on it it. It looks like each frame is a small window cut into the wall exposing the view behind. Great photos, by the way, and great view (I'm jealous).

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 6:08:00 AM PDT 

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What beautiful pictures from your windows! You must have the most perfect location in L.A.!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:28:00 AM PDT 

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These are lovely indeed.
We have the mourning doves here as well. The same pair comes back each year. They really are not the best nest builders and they get those chicks up and out as quickly as possible. I have a robin nest to posst a little later on. The nest is in a holly bush, stickers and all. Should be interesting.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:53:00 AM PDT 

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That reflection is so clear. It's good that you had a break from all that rain and had a nice, clear, sunny day.
I potted some flowers to put alongside our driveway.
They look so pretty. I'm like you... flowers and beautiful nature makes me happy!
My voice has iimproved a lot over the past few days.
I hope this continues. I plan to do an audio post one of these days. That will certainly be a day to celebrate!
Take care and enjoy your day.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 12:38:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Love it, love it, LOVE it - as ever, my dear Naomi...wonderful photos....

:-)

cq

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 1:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

That was so cool! Everything is a go for our newest addition this weekend! :)

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 6:03:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I always get a jolt when i see your beautiful photos because they remind me to take a closer look at everything that is around me.

PS. Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 11:39:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

i just love love love those images..
I truely love LA so much..
thanks for sharing these great images.....
Great work

Friday, April 21, 2006 at 12:21:00 AM PDT 

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You hit the nail on the head when you wrote about seeing something for the first time - even though you may have witnessed that same scene hundreds of times before.

Every time we see something, even if it's mundane, we have the opportunity to see it from a new perspective. I'm always challenging myself to look at the same old stuff in a totally new way.

Having the camera nearby makes it easier to share. We're blessed that you always seem to have yours at had for the coolest views - inside and out.

You've reminded me: I need to spend more time walking around the house.

Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 6:08:00 PM PDT 

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