aeonium love

The buzz of insects is the only noise you hear on the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, California. The nuns have maintained a vow of silence since coming from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to the California shores in 1602.  But they were nice enough to let me photograph their beautiful gardens. […]

shamrock carpet

Muir Woods is home to some of the tallest trees in the world. Some are over 1,000 years old.  Most people crane their necks to see the coastal Redwood trees and don’t notice the beautiful carpet of shamrocks, just three inches high and covering the forest floor.  The pictured ground cover is technically redwood sorrel, […]

purple wildflowers

the coast’s cliffs and grassy meadows are filled with wildflowers of every color in the Spring. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons below. Thanks!

bee

The buzz of insects is the only noise you hear on the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, California. The nuns have maintained a vow of silence since coming from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to the California shores in 1602.  But they were nice enough to let us photograph their beautiful gardens. […]