Friends and family who live in a "less temperate" climate make fun of me when I mention the different seasons here, but I do love the change in our seasons. This is a fun early spring shot. The Agapanthus are just starting to bloom in our yard, and on this day an early morning rainstorm had just subsided to let the sunlight through. This combination of weather and sunlight can capture my attention for hours without even leaving my front yard. I actually had to tiptoe through the wet flowers to frame up the second blossom (or inflorescence), out of focus in the background.
Cancelled a trip to Africa this April but my disappointment was lessened as I learned so much about the flora which can be seen in our own backyards. The orange star was a get well gift from a friend which led me to your website. I will also share your site with my granddaughter, Rachel, who has a fascination for photography when she is not mothering three under the age of 6. I am marvelling at the ability to get a full spectrum view of the photographs. We haven't visited Santa Barbara but will plan to do so next time we travel to California.