The Dry Beauty of Summer


sun breaking through the fog, sepia

eucalyptus leaves & grass, sepia


Black Sage, sepia


thistle, sepia



From top to bottom:

sun burning away the morning marine layer
eucalyptus leaves & grass
Black Sage (Salvia mellifera)
thistle (Silybum marianum, I think…)

(OK, so it’s not quite as brown out there as these photos imply! Ha!  I’ve added a sepia cast to all the images to heighten the effect, but it is looking pretty arid and brittle out there in places. Nevertheless, the cooler morning temps we’ve been having did allow for a nice, long walk yesterday up the fire road to the water tanks and then down to the creek for a little exploring. More photos to come…)

Harsi / August 11, 2011 / flowers, plants, weather


  1. Cindy - August 11, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    lovely earth tones- who says brown can’t be beautiful.

  2. Harsi - August 12, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    Not me… I love brown. *grin* Perhaps that’s not saying much though as I’ve really never met a color in nature that I didn’t like! (What I choose to wear in clothing, now that’s another story!) Outdoors, I admire all the shades of the rainbow pretty equally. What’s not to like, right?


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