Garden Court

The Filoli estate offers this authentic English gardens surrounded by the imposing historical edifice that complements this Californi historic site.

Flowered Fountain

The Filoli estate is no less than astounding: Gardens, pools, walls, and foliage, not to mention the estate itself, comprise this Californi historic site.

Ballerina

I captured this beautiful rose, a hybrid named “Brandy,” at my Uncle Elwood’s idyllic haven in Woodside, California.

Nectar

When I got my Canon 20D camera, my apartment complex fence seemed a logical beginning for my new photography hobby. After chasing the hummingbird for quite a span, I decided to set up a tripod and wait. An interminable hour later the elusive creature chose to extract the nectar from the flower I was focused…

Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill invites the uninitiated to embrace its seasonal wonder and charm. This finessed photo captures the essence of the famous destination just east of Sacramento.

Peaches & Cream

“Brandy” is the name of this hybrid rose. I captured the vibrant rose in one of his two rose gardens tenderly tended at my uncle’s century-old Woodside home.

Naked Lady Lily

I captured this flower vignette at my Uncle Elwood’s idyllic spread in Woodside, California. The flower is referred to by many names: Pink Spider Lily, Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily, August Lily, Raidanti Squamigera. But my uncle could barely suppress a shy grin when describing them, to anyone who would listen, by the famous name: Naked…

Beeutiful!

These twin bees, nestled in nectar, liven the already beautiful flowers in one of the two rose gardens in my uncle’s Woodside residence.