Friday Photo Fun! :)

Copper (our lab) and I recently went on one of our “water tank” hikes. Though we’ve done this many times, I still take more pictures. How many photos can one have of the same location? Well, I guess many, if you try for new angles. It’s kind of like an addiction, but a healthy one. The hike is uphill from our house and we ended up with tall grass hugging us while walking on thin trails and all I could think about were ticks. Copper stays on flea and tick medication but once in awhile, they still manage to get on him.
Luckily, when we got home he was tick free and so was I! πŸ™‚

I’m also including some flowers from our yard.
It’s coming back to life
now that Copper is getting a little older and less mischievous. πŸ™‚

water tank and sun final edit

water tank stair side final edit

view of our street from water tank final editView of our street below

oak tree by water tank final edit

At the top with this beautiful Monterey PineΒ 

mt tam view from water tank

View of Mount Tamalpais (Mount Tam),
symbolic to Marin County and the highest peak in Marin Hills

grapevine final edit

Our grapevine, almost ready for tasting

mums final editYellow Chrysanthemums to liven up the living room

photo 3Abutilon – I hadn’t heard of this before,
but I love the colors,
also known as Indian mallow and Velvetleaf


pink rose final editBeauty wrapped in pink

photo 1 (2)

We have no idea what this is, as it moved in
before we did. πŸ™‚

photo 1Of course, here’s Copper, my walking partner
(photo credit to my son)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection
and I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.Β 

40 thoughts on “Friday Photo Fun! :)

  1. Oh these are gorgeous photos Lauren! And I know what you mean by an addiction! You know mine is with bees!! I couldnt even begin to count the photos on my camera!!
    You live in a lovely tree populated environment and those mountains in the distance! Wonderful! I love the little flower that arrived before you did, its very sparkly!! Gorgeous. A lovely post for the weekend’s start. And of course Copper as beautiful as ever. ❀️😊 xx

    1. Thanks so much, Chris, for all of your wonderful complements. I think you spoiled me for the year! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed these, as you know, they’re all just for fun…and an addiction to taking photos is fine and dandy, I think! Copper says, “thank you” too! Hugs and blessings for a great weekend! β™₯

  2. Ah, Lauren, you are surrounded by beauty!!!
    Lovely shots – especially the one of your walking companion! πŸ˜‰
    Happy weekend and happy Summer Solstice tomorrow [officially summer]! xx

    1. Thanks, Wendell, they really do, especially when Copper is healing nicely and not distracted by squirrels! πŸ™‚ Have a lovely weekend, too! Hugs and blessings, my friend…

  3. Those are some really nice pictures, Lauren. I do the same thing, go on the same trail and take more pictures of what I’ve taken picture of before, trying to get something new. With digital cameras it doesn’t cost you anything, which is nice.

    1. I’m happy you did, Madhu, and thanks for the kind words about my son’s photo. He’s pretty good and I just love the colors in this shot. Of course, we love Copper, too! πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. Love the photos, dearest! Copper is such a handsome guy. πŸ™‚ The name I’ve heard for Abutilon is Flowering Maple. Comes in lots of pretty colors. And the yellow friend in your garden (2nd-to-last shot) is St. John’s Wort. I don’t know how it’s processed for use, but it’s the source of the most popular herbal antidepressant I’ve heard tell of, but honestly I’ve never really heard directly from anyone who used it either, so I’ve always stuck to enjoying its prettiness as a plant! It also seems pretty tough in all weathers, so that may be a bonus. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, K, and I’ll tell Copper you said he was handsome, too! πŸ™‚ I love Flowering Maple for an alternative name to Abutilon; that didn’t come up when I researched it and that’s interesting about the yellow flower, too. I like it’s unique prettiness, very sparkly…and we have noticed it’s toughness through all weather. I’m just glad our yard is coming back to life. Having a newly adopted lab created havoc in the beginning. πŸ™‚ Have a good Monday! xo

  5. I closely followed your steps,I so much enjoyed the beauty around you and the happy faces of your flowers,but most of all I loved Copper ! He is a great companion my dear friend Lauren ! Give him a big hug for me πŸ™‚ Delightful post,gorgeous photo series ! Have a splendid week !
    Love β™₯(Λ†βŒ£Λ†Τ…) & hugs , Doda πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad you followed my steps, Doda, and thank you so much for all your lovely words! Copper would give you a big kiss for your praise about him, too! πŸ™‚ Thanks again and I’m so glad you enjoyed these photos! Love and hugs to you, too! β™₯

  6. I once hiked over Mt. Tamalpais and back, from Muir Woods Visitor Center to Stinson Beach. Took all day. I was never so sore in all my life and have never done anything like that again!……LOL

  7. Lauren what a beautiful area you live in, And your garden flowers are so beautiful… And oooooh those grapes… Now to be able to grow a vine of grapes.. Hubby would be doubly Happy LOL… He would soon be having me treading them LOL… hehe… πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ haha…
    So good to see where you live.. Hugs Sue xxx

  8. That is a pretty unknown yellow flower. I wished I lived close to you so we could sit under your grapevines and chat. My grandmother had a friend who grew green and concorde grapes. We would go over and sample her harvest and my grandmother shared her veggies. Gran would make wine from Mrs. Wilson’s grapes, that we got to taste on Thanksgiving. I’m sorry I didn’t learn how to make wine.

    1. Thanks, Kim, I love it, too, even though we don’t know what its name is…it would be great to chat underneath the grapevine with you..if only! πŸ™‚ And what a lovely memory you share, thank you. We only buy wine; never have made it, but maybe someday…although, sometimes for the holidays, my husband makes a family recipe called “Gloog” and it has wine in it, along with spices and various fruits. It’s meant to drink hot, sitting by the fire and it’s good, but it’s also an acquired taste. That is the closest we’ve been to making wine. πŸ™‚

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