Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Poppies Popping

The state flower of California is the Golden Poppy.
 In spring, they are abundant and can be found many places–on
freeway hillsides, in neighborhood yards and along the American
River, to name a few locales.  Actually, my header on my blog
is from a few years ago.  I had hoped to find both Poppies and
Lupine in bloom and took me quite a few trips before I found what I
was searching for.  These are a few shots I got to enjoy when
hunting for them this year.

Front and

Early Morning

On the

Among New

Couldn’t decide whether I preferred a portrait or
landscape shot, so decided to enjoy both options!  Do you have
a preference?

Multicolored River


The clarity of the water seemed to make this
vision even more impressive!

Catch Your

This photo was not at the American River, but I
made certain I got to enjoy this amazing view.  Taken on
Mother’s Day.  Well worth fighting the traffic to get it.


I was not alone!  Numerous cars pulled up and
stopped along this 2 lane highway to capture the beauty.

Who Wouldn’t Want
This View?

The last two photos were taken with my new
camera, the Nikon D800E.  Have been waiting for a fullframe
camera for quite some time.  The wait was worth it!  Look
forward to sharing more photos with you taken with this amazing


6 responses

  1. Trudy Helmlinger

    Absolutely Beautiful! You’ve got some GREAT captures here

    June 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    • I am having a great time chasing flowers. Certainly a wonderful environment for that:) Thanks for your kind words.

      June 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  2. cindy

    The flowe carpet is just lovely..I imagine I can see the difference in the camera 😉 I think I do like landscape shots best..

    June 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    • Thanks much, Cindy! My preference is landscape too–just trying to broaden my opportunities and learn more! The camera has been a super journey and I look forward to a long relationship!

      June 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  3. Laura, these are stunning images! Gorgeous depth and colors. The blend of poppies and lupine is most lovely. My preference is for landscape shots. After viewing these glorious images, I have no doubt that you have already mastered the new camera.

    June 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  4. Wow! Gorgeous!

    June 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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