Spring Moods

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”

~Alfred Eisenstaedt


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation

Thankful for Poppies


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation



Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation

Homework Time


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation

Morning Greeting


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation

Rainy Isolation


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation

Hello In There


Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation



Photography, Spring, San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, Isolation



“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” 

~Fred Rogers


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  1. Rainy Isolation and Nightfall are my favs, spectacular! Hope you’re doing well. I’m trying to get caught up on my readership. Cheers!

  2. Nicely captured.
    This is such a beautiful time of the year!

    Way to make the most out of the situation.

    Thank you for sharing (:

  3. Thankful for poppies and thankful for your beautiful photos Jane 🙂

  4. Great post! I especially like the image, ‘Homework Time’ … the vantage point and sense of place!

    • Thanks, Denise. Out my back window there are these delightful courtyards connected to the buildings. Schools had just closed for good and this scene really told the story for me. Funny, after a few weeks, I haven’t seen them out there much. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed this collection.

  5. I love both the quotations that frame your photos and lend additional optimism in these anxious times. Although we do not choose to be isolated, there is so much to be found and seen in our neighbourhoods if we are able to look and to see as your gorgeous photos demonstrate. Thank you Jane, and keep safe.

  6. Lovely images to brighten the days of uncertainties…stay safe. (Suzanne)

  7. Oh, yes, spring, indeed. Looks gorgeous – and we certainly need some positive reminders in these times. Just gotta love the heron with Golden Gate in the background. Hope you stay healthy and safe, Jane.

  8. Nice images. I’ve always had a weakness for California Poppies. Hopefully you’re located where you can still get to some photogenic spots, given the latest restrictions. If not, there’s always macro.

    • Hi Dave, Agree about CA Poppies. And now they are starting to bloom all over the city. Yes, we take long, cautious walks every day as our one activity out of our home. All of these were made within a mile. Hope you and your family stays safe and healthy. Thanks so much.

  9. California poppies… a favorite of mine. You do them well!

  10. Love the vivid poppy color and “Nightfall.”

    Hope you and the family are doing well. Daughters are home on their spring break. We would have been in SoCal for a horse show, but was cancelled three weeks ago. The shows they ride in May, in Texas, may be cancelled too. Right now, the plan, when break ends, the classes will be done online. Basically, they’ll stay here on the ranch and take their classes. Fortunately, the hospital doesn’t have COVID-19 cases in house, so it remains the same for Laurie and Andrea. They have to undergo temp checks when they arrive, twice (random) during their day, and before they leave.

  11. Lovely set of images, Jane >>> but with their relevance to the virus and their very well thought out subjects and titles, really they are so much more. This is very well done. And I wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts about keeping on being creative. Adrian 🙂

    • Hi Adrian, That means a lot, thank you. This crisis does illuminate how many interesting and beautiful moments there are right at your door. I hope you are doing well and are safe. Take care. 🙂

  12. What a lovely collection Jane. Hope gave me hope for the bees. Perhaps they are doing better now. The opening shot of the poppies is so full of joy, and I fell right into the shot of the kids doing their homework. Where was it taken?

    • Thanks so much, Alison. I discovered the kids out the back window of my apartment. A collage of courtyards behind the buildings. All of these taken in and about a one mile radius of my home. Making the best of isolation… Hope you and Don are faring well. Be safe and healthy. 🙂

  13. Thanks for these – really lovely to see!
    Be well.

  14. It is so beautiful to travel around the world with you at this particular moment. Thank you.

  15. Beautiful Jane! Thank for the positive views!

  16. These are very beautiful moods!

  17. Nice one, Jane. Especially liking “Rainy Isolation” this time. Stay safe ☮

  18. Beautiful images for these times, or anytime. Stay upbeat. Keep creating.

  19. Jane, your post presents HOPE and that’s why I love it.

  20. What a good quote the Eisenstaedt one is! Just by virtue of being absorbed in what we’re doing, we do lose the anxiety that I think plagues us all lately. Oh, the poppies! Soon a few will bloom along the highways up here – nothing like what you see, but a little goes a long way. I love the transparency of the petals in this photo. And the heron, my friend! I’m always happy to see them and am very fond of their graceful awkwardness, or awkward grace.
    “Homework Time” is perfectly composed, wow – a great little slice of life there. “Rainy Isolation” is gorgeous – love it – and following it with “Hello in There” completes the story. “Hope” and “Nightfall” are equally beautiful. This is an ending and a beginning, isn’t it, but we are so uncertain about what exactly is ending and what’s beginning. I guess we can each try to end what’s not helping the situation and begin something beneficial to the situation, but right now just having dinner is going to be enough. 😉

  21. Beautiful shots, Jane, as always. 🙂
    I was just looking through my Superbloom pix from last year – such a wonder. I often tell folks of your legendary photos at Carrizo last year – lovely beyond words. Hope you are doing well and not going too crazy cooped up.

    • How nice to read, Eliza. Thank you. I just revisited those Carrizo images. Wonder what it looks like this year? We are able to get out and walk, cautiously distancing from the few people we see. The Presidio in SF has miles of nature trails which has been a place for solace and exercise. I hope you, too, are faring well under these unsettling and scary days. Wishing you healthy and happy days. 🙂

  22. Great images, Jane. Stay healthy, safe and upbeat!

  23. So Super, and yes, whilst out taking photos I am at my most peaceful.

  24. Beautiful Jane. Especially loved your bee 🙂

  25. These images are gorgeous Jane 👍🏻

  26. Beautiful distractions from our current worries. Very nice, Jane.

  27. Thank you for such beautiful pictures. I’m forwarding them to my son and Cat. They love using your pictures and a few of the places are new to them. Hopefully;u this Coron9 will pass and we can all get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Stay healthy! ML

  28. Thanks Jane! Off to share this ray of beauty!

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