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Saturday at the Huntington, The Nikon D70s Version

Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Sky and Orange-Red Succulent Flowers Nikon D70s - Cacti | Succulent Forest Nikon D70s - Mammalaria A' Bloomin' Nikon D70s - Siliconia Busting Out All Over Nikon D70s - Delicate ruby flowers Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - Old Fashioned Roses Nikon D70s - Japanese Koi Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda & Erika on a bridge over the coy pond Nikon D70s - Gingko canopy Nikon D70s - E & JW in the Bamboo stand Nikon D70s - Gateway Guardian Nikon D70s - Tree Nikon D70s - Tossing Gingko leaves Nikon D70s - Yellow & White Koi Nikon D70s - Shrine Nikon D70s - The Camellias are starting to flower Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Super clear early January day looking up at the San Gabriel Mountains Nikon D70s - Artemis Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Palm Trees Nikon D70s - Family Photos at the North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - Poseidon and the Pergola Nikon D70s - Grape Leaves Nikon D70s - Monks and a digital camera Nikon D70s - Exiting the Huntington at Dusk

Photos taken by Ms. Jen on Sat 01.02.10 with a Nokia N97.

Sat 01.02.09 – The thing that is either most wonderful or most baffling about Southern California, 32º to 35º latitude north, is that we don’t really have a real winter, but in the time period of December and January when the rest of the northern hemisphere is socked in with snow and cold, we are having a mixed fall | spring.
January in SoCal has some trees are still shedding their yellow and red leaves just as some trees, bushes and flowers are just starting their spring blooming cycle. For years, I found this maddening, as I wanted a real fall with a real winter and then after time a real spring, not all three mashed up layered over each other in a course of 4-6 weeks.
This day after New Years Day trip to the Huntington with Erika and Julie Wanda showed me again, through the lens of the Nikon, how delightful the overlapping of autumn and spring can be when experienced in California’s mixed up mediterranean climate.