Machete Ridge A Landmark

If you would like a good summary of Pinnacles National Park, check out this article in SFGATE.


Almaden Meadows’ Mustard Blossoms

Mustard blossoms at Almaden Meadows Park in South San Jose were a must-see stop for The Flower Photographer of Silicon Valley, Glenn Franco Simmons. On a leisurely weekend ride with his lovely wife a few years ago, Glenn saw these beautiful blossoms that have not yet returned to the amount seen in this photo. Hopefully,…

Blossoms scattered by wind

Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. ~ Yoshida Kenko "Yoshida Kenko (1284 – 1350) was a Japanese author and Buddhist monk," according to Wikipedia. "His most famous work is Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness) ~ one of the most studied works…

Bon-Bon Rose A Dainty Beauty

The Floribunda Bon-Bon rose is a pink-blend that transitions to red, in some cases. It was bred by William A. Warriner (United States, 1974) and introduced by Jackson & Perkins Co. as Bon-Bon. Blooming in abundance throughout the rose-growing season, this beauty has a mild fragrance.

Nicole Rose A Beauty

The Nicole rose is one of the most beautiful roses I've had the pleasure to photograph at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden in the heart of Silicon Valley. It blooms in mid- to late April each year. This photo's texture has been softened for effect.

Daffodil Days at Filoli

It's that time of year again, when daffodils begin blooming at Filoli, an estate about halfway between Silicon Valley and The City of San Francisco. These Mary Bohannon daffodils were photographed a few seasons ago, but I imagine they will be bloom once again this year at Filoli. If you live in the Bay Area,…