Man can build many impressive and beautiful buildings, Los Angeles Area
Simple straight lines in “glitzy” high rises may become stunning when nature’s colors are reflected.
ABC Wed -Glitzy, Tue Travel, Weekend Reflection, Sky Watch,
Fri Hunt: high rises and simple







Others may know how to help the economy grow (referring to Old town in Sacramento which was built during the gold rush around 1849)
Old Town Doors of  Shops, in Sacramento
Tue Treasure, Thurs Doors




Fri Hunt: begin with H : high rises, first photo
simple (simplicity): simple lines, first photo
green: photo below


Pine trees grow tall over the years, and don’t you love the large pine cones?
(Sunday Trees, Tue Texture, ABC Wed.- G, Sky Watch, Weekend Green, Fri Hunt)







Flowers and plants which give us pleasure each summer.
Don’t these look like flames?
Floral Bliss, Floral Fri Foto)




Time is a precious commodity. A beautiful dream  can be shattered when a fire rages and destroy work and years of growth! Not only people suffer, but also animals and the ecosystem. What of a chance does this tiny fly (left rose) have in a big fire?
(Makro Tex – up till 2 cm, Sat Critters))




Unfortunately I’m not stranger of seeing the devastation of a fire. In California we have fires each year. This summer at least 20 fires have been burning. One of which  in Yosemite Nat. Park., my favorite area to paint plein airs.
One Word Sunday; Time






Thanks to All the Hosts
One Word Sunday  – Time *  Sunday Trees *
Randomosity * Through the Lens * Our World * Makro-Tex: up to 2 cm *
Tue Treasure, Tue Texture, Nature Notes, Tue Travel * 
ABC Wed. –  Glitzy *  Floral Bliss * Outdoor Wed.Communal Global *
Thurs Doors  * Thankful Thurs. * Travel Photo Thurs *  Sky Watch * Floral Fri Foto *
Weekend Reflection  * Fri Photo Journal * Weekend Green  * Fri Hunt *
Sat. Critters *

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    A great title for your post Jesh, and so many wonderful images plus interesting words

  2. Fun60 says:

    An engaging and thought provoking set of photos.

  3. Tamar says:

    How lovely! The red pokers are a favorite of mine!

  4. ladyfi says:

    Such lovely shots.

  5. Growth in nature… yes wonderful, always a good think…
    Growth in buildings…another story… not a beautiful one is it

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  6. What a nice post, – enjoyed each entry…

  7. becca givens says:

    Lovely collection of photos — beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing!

  8. I remember the fires as a child. So sad, but then it gives also the land an opportunity for new growth. Have a lovely week.

  9. Maarit / Rosanpunaista kultaa says:

    Nice photos!

  10. Roger Green says:

    San Diego has an Old Town section, which I enjoyed last I was there, what, 15 years ago!


  11. riitta k says:

    Lovely images. Forest fires devastate in seconds what the nature has built in hundred years. Sad.

  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    It has been a devastating year for fires in the western half of the continent. I hope it settles down soon.
    Lovely images in this post 🙂

  13. joey says:

    Wonderful color and light on those old town shops 🙂 Lovely.

  14. I love seeing the red pokers. Great color! Thanks for linking up today!

  15. Too many fires here in Oregon this year — it is so dry! i love the red poker plants and love Old Town San Diego (I think i forgot to say that in my comment on your ‘All Seasons’ post above)…… your macro shot is also excellent.

  16. Peter B says:

    Time certainly is a precious commodity… perhaps one of the most precious of all, but most of us rarely think about it and assume we have an almost unlimited supply. Great post, and have a happy weekend!

  17. Betty says:

    Beautiful photographs. The colors reflected off those high rise windows are very interesting.

  18. Felicia says:

    beautiful red flowers. i like that old building.

  19. Eileen says:

    Hello, I am not much of a “city” girl but I do think the skyscrapers are amazing. I like the photo of old town Sacramento. The flowers are all beautiful. Lovely series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  20. james says:

    Nice shots! I wouldn’t mind checking out Old Town Sac. someday.

    It’s funny that you mentioned lasagna in your comment because the one and only time I ate at that restaurant I had lasagna. It wasn’t very good. 😦

  21. Teresa says:

    I don’t see many skyscrapers in my part of the world. Very impressive. Love the big pine cones. Beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. Have a great week!

  22. Gordon says:

    A truely beautiful set of photos, The mention of Yosemite took me back to 2016 when my Daughter and I visited , and there was fires burning then.
    Take care, Gordon.

  23. jesh stg says:

    Never could get enough of Yosemite! It was our vacation spot for about 18 years, where Jacob and the “kids” went hiking, and I parked on a good spot on the trail to paint the little plein airs you saw. Have only been back once, after we moved to our present house. When there’s a fire there, it is scary!
    Your low light Utah photos were truly amazing! Cheers, Jesh

  24. scotiaspinner says:

    We have a lot of pine trees here too. They are mixed with spruce as well. We occasionally have forest fires, but not very often. It rains a lot here, most of the time, or snows, so it is fortunate for us that we don’t typically have to worry about that problem. So devastating for the land, the people, the animals….it makes me sad.

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