I’m visiting my friend Honora in Santa Rosa and we woke up to a typical Santa Rosa summer morning, overcast and damp—quite a difference from the Sacramento Valley. Her garden is lovely and colorful, thanks to her daughter Danielle who did most of the planting. Currently blooming in the garden are echinacea, hollyhock, bee balm (complete with a bee), penstemon, cosmos, and yarrow, all of which I captured for this blog post, as well as roses, lots of succulents, marigolds, rudbeckia and lots of others too numerous to name and we neither one could remember what many of them are called anyway. The colors are lovely, deep and intense in this kind of light. All of the shots are SOOC, shot with my 50mm 1.4G lens at various apertures and shutter speeds. My favorite shot from this morning is the one with one of the unknown flowers in the foreground and a garden chair out of focus in the background. Enjoy.