52 Weeks of Life Seen Through My Eyes

Ida's Photo Theme Challenge


Week 18 #18. Hidden From View

One of the things that has surprised me  when reviewing my photos is the number of unexpected and utterly unnoticed “extras” which have sneaked into the shot. Often, those hidden-from-view finds are not particularly welcome, but on occasion they are a delightful discovery, especially when there is a theme challenge that needs to be matched.

A leisurely stroll in the late afternoon hours with camera in hand, led me to one of the many trees adorned in flamboyant, delicate blossoms that grow alongside the street. Hidden within the frilled petals was a fairly large ant, only detected later while I scrolled through my downloaded shots.




Week 17 #37. Part of a Whole

An article I happened upon referencing little-known gems in San Francisco, led to a detoured stop on the way to the San Francisco Airport several months ago. And what a treat for the eyes this wonderful jaunt provided. Not only did we marvel at the brightly beautiful mosaics on the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, a very long and steep staircase ascending one of the famous San Francisco hills, we chose to trudge up each one, slowing to admire the brilliant artwork as well as the stunning vistas of the city that opened up the higher we climbed.  Each step of the lovingly created mosaic project led to the one above, which led to the following one, and the following one, all making up parts of a colorful whole.

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