Day 119—Later in the Day

Honora and I went for a drive this afternoon and found ourselves in Penryn at the Griffith Quarry established by Welsh Immigrant Griffith Griffith in 1864. The surrounding 23-acre park contains ruins of the first polishing mill built in California and some of the quarry holes from which the unique Penryn granite was taken. This site is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the California Landmark Program and provided some of the granite for the California State Capitol.

I took this photo of Honora ascending a granite stairway in the quarry.

Lens at 18mm
ISO 200

Day 119—Eye of the Beholder

The hummingbird I tried to photograph this morning proved to be elusive so I took some shots of the water bubbling up in the fountain. When I reviewed what I’d taken, I was amazed at the fascinating shapes that appeared in the fountain. I know I posted this fountain yesterday, but I found today’s capture much more interesting. What do you think it is? Each of the photos I took looked like something other than water. This one looks like a very sad, green-eyed duck to me. The bokeh made it my picture of the day.

Lens at 300mm
ISO 320