I've been busy working on a number of different projects lately, but I always have a little flora on my mind, whenever I have a camera with me, which thanks to the cellphone, is just about always. The flora of Santa Barbara were the first inspiration for me to pick up a digital camera in 2005 after a twenty year hiatus from camera work. So I've created a folder for all new candidates for my large and continually growing portfolio of flowers and plant life, especially those of California. Below are a recent selection: from the wholesale flower market in Los Angeles, to the grounds around the nearby Alamitos Marina, and to flowers that were just sitting in our kitchen and living room. Living in SoCal, with a wide diversity of flora that grow year round, the photographer should never be at a loss for encounters with simple beauty to capture with his camera.