I explored one of the greenhouses at UCSC this morning and was so pleased to find white sage. This plant grows in a very tranquil spot by the river in my hometown of Ojai. I rubbed the leaves, inhaled the scent and felt a wave of comfort.
Flowers are my favorite subject for photography!
From the Australian garden…
This was a very serene sight on an awfully hot hike.
I caught a whiff of these and was immediately transported back to summer days in my backyard playing in the pool as a child. These flowers proliferated in the garden.
All images copyright Erica Sumner
Black bird in a ditch
Standing in moss and clover