"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Friday, January 17, 2014



I'm sure most of you know that those of who live in California are experiencing the worst drought in 30 years!  It is getting serious... but the unusual Sunshine has painted some extraordinary pink/red/orange/purple palettes.

I photographed these beauties last year too.....but in March, not January..

SF under BLUE (not Grey) Skies

After my prolonged illness and being in bed *forever*, it was wonderful to be able to walk along the shore and watch the tide come in.


Not yet the Full Moon....one day shy...but that evening, La Bella Luna was at her most translucent beauty and  as she rose against the Lilac Sky, I had to photograph her...


A Snow Goose?

Looking through the Moon Pool at the last of the Autumn Leaves

Watering the Arboretum.... the Trees and Plants are thirsty!

I love the different striations of blue in the Ocean as the Sun sets!

La Bella Luna

 The January Full Wolf Moon!

Even the Ducks are doing their Rain Dance!  We Need RAIN!

I am preparing to leave the *Land of Early Springtime* for *The Land of Winter*!  (This is why I STILL have Snowflakes falling on my Blog!) I know those of you in the Midwest and Northeast (and Europe) are saying: *A-ha-ha! Time to join the REAL World*!  I'm flying to meet Chris and Bofie in NY State for 10 days......this will include attending the Final Dress Rehearsal of the Met's *Prince Igor*!  I can't wait!

Love to all,

♥ Robin ♥


  1. I just love seeing all your nature photos. I think they are 'posing' for you.

  2. I agree with Teri. they do pose for you. Love your colorful sunsets. wow. we are in a dry mode too up here. we haven't had enough snow in the mountains nor enough rain. yikes. Keep the gorgeous photos coming and glad you are feeling better.

  3. Hope you will have a wonderful time in NY. Take lots of clothes with you!!!!!
    Hope in the meanwhile it will rain in SF. Such extreme and unusual weather everywhere! A bit scary!
    I saw a white egret or heron yesterday on our way to Rotterdam and had to think of you :)