It’s still winter, but the green hills around here look like spring. That is, if not looking at the trees which still show their bare branches. But … I need some sun! Now especially, since today (Friday) it hailed.

only-in-morn-n-night_1883Open at breakfast and dinner – Lucca, Italy. An hour W. from Firenze (Florence)
where we spent a week, a few years ago, after the workshops and art shows in Holland.
Travel Tue, Tue Treasure, Thurs. Door, Travel Photo Thurs.

Wished we already were here
but patience my heart
this is not where we are at yet ….


Fri Hunt: Begin with Half Shadow
Weekly Fave: Sky
Shadow (below)


A flower like feathers  (Balboa Park) – half in the shadow
Floral Bliss, Floral Fri  Foto, Fri Hunt- Half Shadow)



Foggy San Francisco coastline, but beautiful
only adjusted the balance in PS – not more!
(Weekend Reflection)



On my way to the store. Have no idea why they build these short fences of rock


Egrets also like sun-bathing
Tue Texture, Nature Notes, Sat. critters, Camera Critters



Magnificent views of the horizon with Glorious GRAY and white clouds
you hardly get to see in the city ABC Wed – G, Sky Watch, Fri Hunt


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Thurs. Door  *   Thankful Thurs. *  Floral Fri Foto  * Travel Photo Thurs.* *Sky Watch * Fences  *
* Week Reflect Fri Photo Journal  * Blooming Friday  * Fri Hunt *
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40 Comments Add yours

  1. Tamar says:

    So pretty! Thanks for linking up!

  2. The foggy coastline looks mysterious and moody — but I love the photo (I’m not usually a big fan of fog, but your picture feels like I could learn to love it). What a pretty Egret!~

  3. Vid Digger says:

    Beautiful photos!

    The rock fence is strange. Maybe someone has a fear of rabbits. 😀

  4. …sidewalk cafes have become popular features in most communities. Thanks for your visit and please stop back again.

  5. Jeanna says:

    Nice egret and horizon and flower photos. You’re going to Italy? Lucky! Maybe the stone fences have something to do with drainage. I was hoping to see some egrets and herons today but we did see more eagles than you could believe. They were everywhere.

  6. Melody62 says:

    beautiful photo’s again Jesh… and you are right, although I don’t want to steal the sun from you, I want it overhere too if i may 😉

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  7. narami says:

    I stayed a few minutes contemplating the reflexions shots, it’s so lovely, and I think it counts as today’s meditation time 🙂 That fluffily egret looks like he’s having a fun time! Thanks for sharing your images with us, and have a great rest of the week!

  8. Rose says:

    I don’t know where to start…loved that horizon shot. It was magnificent. Love a sky like that. Very nice egret shot, and I so love rock walls!

  9. riitta k says:

    Amazing photos. I’m impressed of all, but especially the whiteness of the egret. Astonishing! Have a great day!

  10. Mitzi says:

    These are so lovely! I especially love that last image! Beautiful!

  11. Fabulous photo of the San Francisco coastline and I love that one of the Egret. Its eye is sharp and clear even though it’s tiny.

  12. jesh stg says:

    Thank you, Jean! I’ll pass it on -the egret is probably Jacob’s (hubby) pic, because the sharp eye is what he would aim for. Also, since he’s a foot taller than I am, the angles of his subjects are different than mine. This was looking down, standing on a coastal road in San Diego.

  13. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Mitzi:) Am still reveling in the views I was not able to get in the city – and I LOVE the horizon, to the point that I have to restrain myself to leave it out of my paintings:)
    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Enjoyed all the images you posted on SkyWatch today! If I had to claim my favorite it would be the last photo. Amazing! Have a wonderful day.

  15. This is one of my favorites galleries of yours, Jesh. I’d start by having a cappuccino at the cafe and go from there. 🙂 Hope you’ve had a bit of sunshine.


  16. bettyl - NZ says:

    These are some great shots! That flower is amazing! We saw many rock walls in the south island-a lot of work stacking them all! All of your photos are so crisp and clear and beautiful.

  17. My husband and I love taking photographs when we’re out and about, even before we were married it was a hobby we shared.

  18. sharon says:

    The cloud photo is stunning! And I like the little rock fence against the green land — though I agree that I have no idea what it’s purpose is! What a lovely collection of photos.

  19. Michelle says:

    You do have some sunny shots and some green! I am enjoying our warm weather, even though it is strange for this time of year. Thanks for linking up today.

  20. jesh stg says:

    We started to have some sunshine yesterday, but today it turned to rain, then snow:):)

  21. Lovely photos Jesh…it is very warm here and then we head back to winter….I hope the slumbering wildlife is not awake too early like the bees…Michelle

  22. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful shots. I really like the foggy coast one.

  23. Peter B says:

    Beautiful sky shot, and I like the SF coastline photo! Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

  24. Oh, I loved Lucca, it’s in my top 5 Italians towns so far.

  25. Carol says:

    Lovely collection of photos – favorites are the flower and the egret.

  26. jesh stg says:

    I wished I would have known about Thurs. Doors then!

  27. All different subjects, and all beautiful photos!

  28. Roger Green says:

    Mother Nature CAN be destructive

  29. Cool photos, Jesh! I love the vibrancy you caught of the egret.

  30. Eileen says:

    Hello, lovely images and post. I love the coastline and the pretty sky. Great capture of the Egret.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  31. pattisj says:

    Those petals do look like feathers! Pretty shot with the low wall. Nice foggy capture. Your Snowy Egret is brilliant in the sunshine.

  32. James says:

    Great shots!

    Lucca seems like a very nice place to visit.

  33. scotiaspinner says:

    Beautiful pictures as always – I especially like the egret. I also like that flower – did it smell lovely? Thank you for your comment on my blog – we will have to wait until the snow is mostly gone to assess the extent of the damage on the sun porch, but Marc thinks he will be able to fix it himself. We had a couple of days above freezing this week so a bit of the snow melted. It will be a couple of months yet, and more snow will certainly be coming before it all goes, but we hope it will still be repairable.

  34. Lisa says:

    that harbor reminds me of one in France. Such pretty photos.

    Lisa @ LTTL

  35. Yes, we are longing to feel the sun warm now… I am lucky to go to Italy in a few days 🙂

  36. We have so many trees and flowers blooming here. Everyone is worried that if we get another freeze it will kill quite a few. I’m not sure if we’re are heading into early spring or if it will get cold again. We keep having 20+degree weather swings every few days.

  37. interesting images. 🙂 The rock fence seems similar to some we have in Sweden. Surrounding old graveyards. Maybe??

  38. Teresa says:

    Beautiful series of images. We are quite cloudy too. I agree the sun would be nice to have make an appearance. My favorite this week is your flower in the half shadow. Thanks for participating in Friday’s Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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