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Golden California Hills

Golden California Hills Photograph

The setting sun casts a warm glow over the golden California hills, its last rays illuminating the tops of distant oak trees. A little used gravel road winds its way in and out of the peaceful scene, and all seems right with the world on this tranquil evening in the mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area.

I’ve mentioned our severe drought in several recent blog posts, and here is an example of the current state of the land. I took this photo last week, as the sun began to set below the hills. We have a “Mediterranean climate” (mild winters, warm to hot dry summers) and are used to the grass drying up and many plants going dormant in the summertime. However, the vegetation is particularly parched this year, and many local reservoirs have turned to cracked depressions filled with grass and a bit of mud. While there is a certain beauty to the rolling golden hillsides such as the ones depicted in this photograph, I certainly hope for a long and heavy rainy season this winter!

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Winter Rose With Dew

Pink Rose With Raindrops

A soft and dreamy image of a deep pink miniature rose beaded with winter dew…

One of the best things about living in the San Francisco Bay Area in zone 9b is having a garden that flourishes throughout the entire year. My yard grows lush with new vegetation and both continual and early “Spring” blooms in the months of December, January, and February. By March and April, it is the height of Spring; if I’m not diligent, my vines will sneak ever closer to the house, and begin twining up the sides and entangling their strong and nimble climbing supports into my window screens. One day of inattention, and my passionflowers begin peeping into my kitchen and living room.

While Winter roses lie dormant under snow in much of the country, this time of year brings a heavy flush of blooms to my miniature rose bush. I love to go out into my small garden first thing in the morning and capture images of dew or raindrop remnants on the petals and leaves of various plants. Crouching down low, peering at these little drops of magic through my macro lens gives me great joy.

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Art Plus Wine Special Promotion

Art Plus Wine Special Promotion

Art plus wine makes everything fine! For the Month of July, all photography and photography product purchases on Priya Ghose Photography include a $100 Gift Certificate from NakedWines.com

My photography print fulfillment company is running a special promotion for the entire month of July, and if you love wine, it’s actually a pretty great deal. When you place an order on my website you will receive an e-mail with a $100 gift certificate … instantly. It doesn’t matter how large your order is…if you order a single greeting card, you’ll still receive the gift certificate.

Once you receive the gift certificate, all you have to do is visit NakedWines.com, enter in your gift certificate code, buy some wine, and you’re done! Then, just sit back and wait for the wine to arrive on your doorstep. If the logistical stars are in alignment, maybe your wine and your order from Priya Ghose Photography will arrive at the same time!

Naked Wines is a company based in Napa, California, that supports independent wine makers from all over the world.


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The $100 gift certificate is only valid for first-time buyers on NakedWines.com and can only be applied towards purchases of $160 or more. You must be 21 years or older to redeem the gift certificate. Wine can not be shipped outside of the United States. Additional restrictions apply. Void where prohibited. See complete details at http://us.nakedwines.com/100voucher. Naked Wines is not affiliated with Naked Winery in Hood River, Oregon.

There is no minimum purchase required on Priya Ghose Photography in order to receive the gift certificate.  If you purchase a greeting card, for example, you’ll still receive the gift certificate for your wine – yes, really!

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Nodding Peach Poppies

Nodding Peach Poppies

Ruffled like a twirling dancer’s skirt, the blooms on this California Poppy nod under the weight of their crinkled petals.

I am an avid gardener, cramming precious color, texture, and scent into a small space. I have two small ponds; the koi pond is built on top of half of the cement patio, because who needs a patio when you can have koi and exotic waterlilies occupying the space, right? Things do tend to get a tad crowded due to the space shortage and my continued plant obsession. Plants mingle, intertwine, and sometimes get “eaten” by other, more hardy or vigorous neighbors. Every once in a while, beautiful and unexpected combinations take place all on their own. That is what happened when this charming peach California poppy, Eschscholzia californica ‘Apricot Chiffon’ reseeded and grew next to the fragrant purple Heliotrope I had started from seed several years earlier. I loved the combination of color and texture so much that I decided to document it in this photograph.

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Cerinthe Dream

Cerinthe Dream

Cerinthe plants volunteer in my garden each year, reliably springing forth from last year’s seeds to tempt bees and hummingbirds with their nodding purple blooms and sweet nectar.

I’m a sucker for unusually shaped and colored flowers, and I’ve loved Cerinthe (Blue Honeywort or Blue Shrimp Plant) for years. I picked up a seed packet of Cerinthe major purpurascens (shown here) on a whim, and when I saw their blue and purple bracts and beautiful purple flowers for the first time, I was hooked. I’ve also grown the extremely rare Cerinthe retorta, and it is wonderful as well.

 

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