Hey, Bud

The topic for Sally’s photo challenge this week is nature and this is not that type of bud.

I used the Hipstamatic app (Elijah Lens, Radama Film, and Triple Crown Flash) to capture a flowering bud on an Echium plant during a walk in Corte Madera, CA.


Echium Candicans are a drought-tolerant plant that is considered an invasive species here in Northern California. The Lioness and I both enjoy their purple splendor and camel-like ability to make it through the 4-year drought.


  18 comments for “Hey, Bud

  1. January 26, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Beautiful work!!


  2. Suzanne
    March 10, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    I like the angle of the photo – it gives the feel of the insistent burst of life in spring.


  3. March 7, 2016 at 7:52 PM



  4. March 7, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    And Hummingbirds like it. Photos so sharp you could use it to attract them.
    Happy Monday


    • March 7, 2016 at 12:56 PM

      Thanks, Carol. These iPhone cameras rock, AND they work well as a cellphone!


  5. March 7, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    The kind of buds we’d all like to have.



  6. March 7, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    I just love a shot of Pride of Mediera. Saw my first on the Bolinas cliffs in the early 80s. Ours are just about to pop. Great rendering.


    • March 7, 2016 at 12:53 PM

      Thanks, Tom. A few years back we saw some in Sausalito with blooms the size of elephant trunks. They were easily 8—10 feet long!

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  7. March 7, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    What a sweet beauty, and I bet the hummingbirds adore them. Hipstamatic did it again. Oh, and you did too. Happy Photo Challenge.


    • March 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM

      Thanks, Sally. I have a”thing” for the colors Blue and Purple so this latest Hipsta Pak is right in my wheelhouse.


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