Late for the Sky

Even if you can’t get uphill before the sunset’s gone, you might find an image elsewhere. Here, I caught an orange sky reflected in a stream of water, which was pouring down a driveway and heading downhill in the gutter. The glistening contrast was quite strong to begin with, and I simply darkened any distracting bits and then tilted the image 90 degrees to complete the abstraction. You can get a sense of the original sight by looking at the picture sideways.

Sugarbush, Take Two

San Francisco has seen a lot of early blooms this fall, although, it might be fair to ask, “early” from whose perspective? Perhaps the flowers think they’re blooming just on time. Here are two takes on a black-bearded sugarbush seen on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.