Sunflower season is here again, and the blooms are big and bright along Poleline Road. Though my car is proving too unreliable to risk heading to the volatile County Fire (which I had rather wanted to shoot), I contented myself today shooting the sunflowers in Davis against a smoky sunset backdrop.
As every year in Yolo County, June/July is the season of blooming Sunflowers. Got a bit more on top of it this year than last in terms of getting shots while they're still fresh; hoping to get more soon.
When I moved to Rhode Island, I didn't see many of these. Coming back to California, I've realized how characteristic they are of this time of year in the suburbs. Like (probably) most suburban Californian children, I would go to these stands on the 3rd of 4th with my dad who I would then attempt to talk into getting the biggest pack of fireworks available for us to set off with whichever relatives we were visiting that year.
I came across this particular stand at the back of a massive Walmart parking lot in your typical massive stucco strip mall; a classic TNT booth location.
Happy 4th of July.
This last Wednesday I popped over to the Yolo Bypass to get some more shots before the next storm systems moved in. I don't think I was the only one with this idea since its was busy with foot traffic and active wildlife; got some beautiful shots though. It's so peaceful when the water is still.
On Halloween, my sister and I went to Bobby Dazzler's pumpkin patch off highway 113 in Woodland to pick pumpkins; and to take photos, of course. As if in opposition to our trip there on Halloween last year (which was sunny and warm), it was overcast, rainy, and a bit windy, but made for some great moody shots.