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David Huang wrote:I was out in my greenhouse this morning.  Some of the chard from last year survived the winter and are putting out new leaves.  Fresh chard leaves are just so beautiful they almost look unreal.


Wow... Absolutely, David. Thank you for sharing your beauty.
 
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Day 8 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

A corner I love in our cactus garden...



Does anyone know how those cactuses are called?

Looking forward to see the beauty you captured...
 
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Just stumbled with this emerald wasp.
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Andrés Bernal wrote:Just stumbled with this emerald wasp.


Beautiful, Andrés - thank you for sharing.
 
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the cactus in the foreground looks a bit like wooly torch
 
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Plum blossom.

And the house next door, which will soon become my son's home.

 
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M. Phelps wrote:the cactus in the foreground looks a bit like wooly torch


Googled it, M/Phelps, and I think you're right... also the flowers are exactly the same.
Thank you so much for enlightening me...
 
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I actually do have quite the thing for rocks.  Personally I can get lost in the beauty of their surfaces, layers, and colors.  So I may well end up posting more than one rock photo here over time.  Today I'll share this one I got in a dump truck load of local field stone boulders I used to build a short retaining wall.  I deliberately placed it near my compost station so I'd get to see it often.  :)  
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Close up shot of a field stone boulder.
Close up shot of a field stone boulder.
 
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David Huang wrote:I actually do have quite the thing for rocks.  Personally I can get lost in the beauty of their surfaces, layers, and colors.  So I may well end up posting more than one rock photo here over time.


Beautiful rock, David...
Thank you for sharing.
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:Plum blossom.


Beautiful Burra...
Can't get enough of those blossoms right now... plums, almonds, peaches, cherries, apricots...
Thank you for sharing your beauty.
 
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Day 9 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Well... I'll give it to you... this baby Canary, that was born not so long ago, doesn't win any beauty pageant contest.
But the trust it has to stand on my shoulder is BEAUTIFUL...



Looking forward to see what beauty caught your eye today...
 
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       All of you are posting lovely photos,



            Here at our latitude, we are a little bit behind you and there are no flowers to speak of yet, however I'm enjoying yours. My jade plant in flower from this Winter.
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I'm traveling right now, so taking more pics than normal. I chose a few that show more nature and less man made stuff.

Dragonfruit from chinatown:





Out a window at Winchester Mystery House:






Tide pool at thousand step beach:





Banana tree outside our room in Lynwood:





Beverly Hills palm trees:


 
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Thomas Agresti wrote:Here at our latitude, we are a little bit behind you and there are no flowers to speak of yet, however I'm enjoying yours. My jade plant in flower from this Winter.


Beautiful, Thomas... We have those flowering at the moment too...
Our latitude is: 28.2916° N - what's yours?
 
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T Melville wrote:I'm traveling right now, so taking more pics than normal. I chose a few that show more nature and less man made stuff.
Dragonfruit from chinatown


Great photos T Melville. Thank you for sharing.
We're growing several cultivars of dragon fruits... But this one in your picture is... WOW.
 
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Day 10 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...



It's not just beautiful... it's a succulent that is considered a strong cancer preventive plant (you just eat the leaves in a salad).
But for the life of me, I can't remember its name at the moment.

I can't wait to see what beauty you captured today...
 
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Day 11 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Today my picture is of a couple of our terrapins and koi fish.

Most people think those cannot live together...
But they do... happily...



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my coffee tree is flowering


 
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M. Phelps wrote:my coffee tree is flowering


Beautiful... thank you for sharing.
 
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Day 12 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Fresh new pine cone - one of a million that pop up everywhere in our canary pine forest (Pinus canariensis).



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Blossom on the old pear tree.

 
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Burra Maluca wrote:Blossom on the old pear tree.


Beautiful, Burra.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
 
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Day 13 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Caught this beautiful rainbow from my window (the house is the neighbors, the car is ours...)



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I love the way the fig tree put out new leaves and new fruit simultaneously.




This flower appeared by the stack of roof tiles. I've no idea what it is, but I guess it must be a relic of the old lady's garden. She loved flowers and I suspect the whole place was a blaze of pink flowers when she was here to tend it.



Stacked tiles mirror the stacked flower buds. Or vice versa...




Cherry blossom.



I might go out later and take a photo of the water mine and the view from the top terrace, and maybe any wild flowers I can find.
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:I might go out later and take a photo of the water mine and the view from the top terrace, and maybe any wild flowers I can find.


Gorgeous photos Burra...
Looking forward to see what wild flowers you found...
 
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Day 14 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Look who came to visit the milkweed plant on our balcony...



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Day 15 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

A view from our hike today... breathtaking...



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Awesome view N Neta!  I'll share a find in my yard today that has far less grandeur.  A few years ago I planted some saffron crocus bulbs, apparently just to feed the bunnies in early spring.  However, this single flower is what I have left.  It's also my first flower of the season.

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A single saffron crocus blossom.
A single saffron crocus blossom.
 
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David Huang wrote:This single flower is what I have left.  It's also my first flower of the season.


Beautiful, David... thank you do much for sharing...
 
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Day 16 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Today caught my eye this dried up Globe Artichoke flower...

It’s dead, but is full of life... pure beauty...



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My crazy puppy.   6 mos.old.
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By the door to the little house at the bottom of the garden.



Lillies or somesuch growing wild in a boggy bit on the land at my son's new place next door.



Chamomile, bracken, milk thistle...



Pennywort and lichen on the walls of the house next door.



Pennywort growing on the wall.



I love pennywort. And lichen. And stone walls.



The main beam supporting the upstairs floor in the new house.  No idea what wood it is, or if it's going to need to be changed or not, but it is rather beautiful in its own way...



And some more pear blossom...



 
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Burra Maluca wrote:By the door to the little house at the bottom of the garden.


Beautiful pictures again, Burra...
Thank you for inspiring us.
 
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Day 17 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...



The first spring leaves on the grape vine...

Looking forward to see what beauty you captured today.
 
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Day 18 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Spring is in the air...



Would love to see what beauty you captured...
 
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Just down the hill from Mount Soledad Memorial:
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T Melville wrote:Just down the hill from Mount Soledad Memorial:


Beautiful, T Melville.
Thank you for sharing...
 
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Day 19 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Today it’s not just visual beauty, but also a beautiful scent...



It’s so great to see how every day, I’m more and more in tune to find beauty even in places I would never recognize it.

I’d love to see what beauty you captured today...

Make it an awesome day.
 
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Day 20 of my Capture Beauty Challenge...

Eucalyptus trunk after the rain...



Would love to see what beauty you captured today.
 
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I like this idea. It made me go through all my old photos on my canon camera, and I went out and took some photos for the first time in a while today

I have a bunch so I think I may spread them out a bit just for fun.
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Long exposure in a dark garage shows the beauty of metalworking that I love so much
Long exposure in a dark garage shows the beauty of metalworking that I love so much
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This took quite a few tries, but well worth it
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Some fungi this morning
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