Summer Colors

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

โ€• Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird


Color Photography, Nature, Flowers, Fruits, Close-ups, Photography

Summer Morning


Color Photography, Nature, Flowers, Fruits, Close-ups, Photography

Pluots and Leaves


Color Photography, Nature, Flowers, Fruits, Close-ups, Photography



Color Photography, Nature, Flowers, Fruits, Close-ups, Photography

Lotus Bud


Color Photography, Nature, Flowers, Fruits, Close-ups, Photography

On The Vine


Strawberries, Photography, Food

Bowl of Summer



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  1. These are fantastic images and I so want those peaches ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Never tire of summer colours, particularly the lotus bud in this series.

  3. Fantastic celebration of summer, my friend.

  4. Ahh.. I love your images, so colorful and the Lotus bud is a real beauty. Strawberries!!! Bowl of Summer is amazing! Here in Malta it’s too hot for the berries in the summer but in early spring and even in December you can buy sweet locally grown strawberries๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

  5. Omg, these are stunning. The second one is my favorite. I feel like I can just grab these items from my computer. Super!

  6. ahhh summer. ahhhh being able to leave your house!

  7. Glorious Jane. These images just leap off the screen with colors that are simply sensational, in every sense of the word ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hello Jane
    Thank you for these very beautiful gourmet images

  9. Wonderful pictures with two major color tones stand out from the pictures in this post – fresh magenta/red shade and fresh green. Some of them look tempting to eat ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Beautiful – love that lotus bud!

  11. wonderful expression of summer , ๐Ÿ™‚ eco

  12. Your photos convey the wonderful fullness of summer bounty – most enjoyable, thanks.

    • Hi Carol, Happy you found these enticing. Thanks so much and hope you are doing well.

      • Thanks Jane – we are doing fine thanks and I hope that you and yours are too?

        • We are, thank you. As you may know, the wildfires in California are widespread which is an added threat during the crisis, especially to those in the northern part of the state. We are not under as much of a threat in the LA area. Yet. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜”

          • Hi Jane. I have just been reading more of the news about the multiple fires, the poor air quality and the thousands of evacuations. A terrible crisis on top of the pandemic crisis. Can only hope that the threat of fires in the southern region does not worsen. Keep safe. Sending best wishes.

          • Thank you, Carol. Sadly, more lightening storms are in the forecast. During the last, there were 11K strikes causing over 350 wildfires. I am in mourning for some of our state parks including some redwoods. Appreciate your kind thoughts. Take care. ๐Ÿ’™

          • Unbelievable the number of lightning strikes and the number of fires. The loss of lives is tragic and the injuries and lost homes and others structures are devastating, and the damage to forests, wildlife and the natural environment is very sad too. Although not forecast yet as far as I am aware, hopefully the weather conditions will change soon to slow or dampen down the fires. Take care.

          • ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ขthanks, Carol.

  13. Such a rich colourful harvest! Are pluots a hybrid of plums and apricots? I’ve not heard of them before.

  14. These are wonderful, Jane! So full of vibrant colour and freshness!

  15. Another photography subject that you always do so well – food, especially fruits and veggies. I love how the green beans curve this way and that. The pluots photo is akin to an old painting with those deep, colors and the graceful lines of the leaves. The lotus bud and strawberries are perfection. It looks like you’re managing to keep from being totally heat-addled! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. So very summer! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  17. Great pics of fruits…….plums are gorgeous!

  18. This is a stunning summer collection

  19. Beautiful shots, and a real feast of colors. This time of year, it’s a real treat to both the eyes and nose, walking through a farmers’ market, with the fruit in all kinds of rich colors and just soaking in all the great fragrances. Even the humble ol’ green bean looks just great in your shot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Wonderful photos of the fruits of the garden! So enticing!

  21. My kind of imagery and beautifully presented.

  22. Beautiful Arrangement and Colors!

  23. Ooooohhh what gorgeous pictures, absolutely beautiful, love the colours, Jane, a real visual treat! The lotus steals the show, but I also really like the beans, which actually seem to be wriggling – and the pluots and leaves too. Wonderful! I enjoy your blog very much, Jane, and not least because of thew way you move through and around the genres. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Beautiful!


  25. Will it be a good wine?
    Beautyful colors!
    Stay healthy๐Ÿ‘

  26. Jane, with each image , a WOW came from my lips, those vivid colors are just jumping out of my screen and I just want to take a bit of those fat ripe pluots.

  27. Sweet… in every sense of that word! Nothing like eating fresh produce. Such a delicious theme. ๐Ÿ˜‹

  28. A very beautiful series, Jane! Love the “Bowl of Summer”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. There’s just no comparison between summer fresh produce and that stuff we get in the winter that ripens off the vine as it travels across country. A little farther for us than you, I guess.. Love the pluots…wish I had a couple right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. We don’t have any kind of Famer’s Market this summer. Rather, the farmers are giving away their produce to churches, food pantries and the like. My sister, Ginny, her congregation has been receiving food boxes every week, loaded with carrots, potatoes, onions, apples, plums and more. Then my niece, her congregation received food products destined for restaurants, which included dairy products, yogurt, ice cream, etc. on a monthly basis. I suspect the economy may be in much worst shape than we know.

    Love those pluots. They are good.

    • Hi David, Sad about the lack of markets but I’m happy to read that food is not going to waste as much as in some areas. That is great news. It is tragic that the supply line from farms to restaurants couldn’t be modified to reach homes and they were dumping milk and plowing over crops.
      Well, glad you enjoyed these summer colors. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  31. Such wonderful summer images, Jane. ๐Ÿ˜

  32. So beautiful Jane, wonderful colours!!!

  33. Some of the best things of summer! Love the pluots esp. โค

  34. Delicious images, Jane!

    Yes, Dill! Always dill. Such a great herb.

  35. Jane, very special, as always! And I remember who gave you the strawberries. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Beautiful images Jane ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  37. Dill? My favourite herb beside parsley!

  38. A beautiful and delicious ode to the summer!

  39. Can’t write a long response. Have to go find some fruit to eat. Honestly, these images are gorgeous.

  40. I like the colorful nature of your Pluots and Leaves.

  41. Beautiful photography as always, Jane! โค๏ธ

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