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One Word Sunday



Image: Zebras Child 2019

Ragtag Daily Challenge: Night


Fire Engine




Lakeside Park, Oakland


Lakeside Park, Oakland

All Images: Hannah Keene, Zebras Child 2019

Today Margaret of From Pyrenees to Pennines has invited us to share photos of Night for the Ragtag Daily Challenge. Please take a look at her wonderful blog and the other submissions.

Ahhhh. The Arrival of The Sun



Images: Zebras Child 2019

Posted to Six Word Saturday

Friday Flowers


Lindheimer’s Clockweed                Image: Zebras Child 2019

This was one of those rare occasions when I felt like I had captured the perfect picture with my iPhone with the subject clear and the beautiful background perfectly blurred. It reminds me of Monet’s use of color in the background, or even sometimes in the full painting. Although he never worked in oranges to the best of my knowledge. The  oranges are closer to Renoir’s use of color in the sunlight.

And here is a closeup.

Image: Zebras Child. 2019

How About Parking For Dogs?

Am I the only one who sees the irony here?


Neighborhood: Adams Point, Oakland            Image: Zebras Child 2019

Wordless Wednesday


 Three Trees and Stormy Skies                           Image: Zebras Child 2019

Abandoned Pipe

I’ve been trying to get a good picture of this old pipe for weeks. It’s been just sitting there  behind a bush for years. It’s not connected to anything, which is part of the mystery. Some workman must have just forgotten to pick it up when s/he replaced it with a new one. I couldn’t manage to capture the beautiful red browns until this photo.


Image: Zebras Child 2019

Macro Monday


Butterfly At Rest                           Image: Zebras Child 2019

I don’t actually have a macro lens yet (I’m saving my pennies) so I have to use my 200mm telephoto, then enlarge and crop. (The image would have been clearer if I had a macro lens.) As a result, I didn’t even know I had captured this beauty. I thought I was just taking a picture of a beautiful flower that I could enlarge to show the detail. As I was looking at this photo in my iPhoto library, I noticed something was sitting on the bottom portion of the flower. I wasn’t even sure what it was at first because I was just browsing thumbnails. I clicked on the photo to see what I could do with it – whether or not I could edit it into a usable photo and voilà! C’est merveilleux! And an unexpected grace.

*This, by the way, is a butterfly, not a moth. You can tell by looking at three things.

  • The antennae are smooth, not hairy or feathery looking.
  • The butterfly is resting with the wings up. Moths generally rest with their wings spread out flat.
  • This picture was taken during the day. Moths come out at night.

College Avenue 2

Click on each tile to enlarge.

All Images: Zebras Child 2019

Neighborhood: Upper Rockridge, Oakland, California

College Avenue 1

Seeing the architecture of a building



And below



Neighborhood: Upper Rockridge, Oakland        Images: Zebras Child 2019