CMMC: Photos with the Letter V

I searched through my collection of photos (and took a few more!) for Cee’s photo challenges today: Flower of the Day (FOTD) and Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) — anything with the letter V. The first photo is of the volcanic Koko Crater in Oahu, Hawaii. If you look close enough, you can see the tramway trail that people attempt to climb right up the middle of it (this is illegal, and you will get a ticket, last I heard).

Here are some of my favorite vintage Volkswagen vehicles:

I recently went back to local park and tried to capture more photos of the male hummingbird amongst the red salvia. I think I was more successful than the last time. The trick is to just remain still on the bench that overlooks the flowers; he will come out of the orange tree and visit.

Male hummingbird amongst red salvia flowers; captured with 300mm DSLR lens.

Red salvia flowers with male hummingbird; captured with 300mm DSLR lens.

Red salvia flowers with male hummingbird (he “owns” this patch).

Yesterday, I went out and captured new blooms on my sea lavender plant, which is crazy, because I thought it just went out season last month.

Sea lavender flowers; captured with 300mm DSLR lens.

A visit to the Angeles National Forest provided me with this vista, including a view of Antelope Valley:

Vista of Angeles National Forest (the unburnt part) and Antelope Valley in distance.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

6 thoughts on “CMMC: Photos with the Letter V

  1. In my mind, laVander plants are a gentle Violet, and your photo taught me it’s the most marVelous, Vibrant Violaceous πŸ™‚ The color is astounding: I’d love to have clothes that color. It is magnificent (no V, but the sentiment is there πŸ™‚ )

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