My 2013 calendar pick for June: a bee on a wild rose

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This past June, I took my kids on vacation to the small mountain town of Idyllwild in Southern California. 90% of the forests in San Diego County have burned down over the past 10 years so there’s not much greenery to enjoy, something I terribly miss living here. Idyllwild is just two hours away and very green, full of large pine trees, manzanita trees and other local species.

A small creek runs through the town. It must be a pretty good size in the winter and spring but by the time summer comes, the water barely runs. Still, Strawberry Creek is a beautiful place, mostly in the shade, and you can walk the trail right by its side.

Strawberry Creek owns its name to the many, many wild strawberries that grow throughout the town, but it could just as well be named Wild Rose Creek since the area features many wild roses too. And bees love them. They love them so much they don’t mind you taking pictures of them at all. I ended up with several good photos of bees on wild roses, but I picked the one below for my 2013 photo calendar. Of course, I used it for June since it happens to be the time of the year I took this picture. Let me know what you think of it.

My 2013 calendar pick for June: a bee on a wild rose
My 2013 calendar pick for June: a bee on a wild rose

You can also view my 2013 photo calendar picks for JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril and May.


10 thoughts on “My 2013 calendar pick for June: a bee on a wild rose

  1. Milka…you are a multi-talented woman…awesomely funny…terrific writer…and now I see you are also a fantastic photographer. 🙂 Congratulations on the new website…much luck and success!

    • Thanks a lot, Vivian. I guess you noticed I don’t stick to just one thing, huh? I’ve always been a jane of all trades but sometimes I have to focus on a few things or I can spread myself rather thin. This website is one of my focusing efforts!

      • I know just where you are coning from, Milka…I am already overwhelmed…and have signed up for Kathy Ellen Davis’ 31 in 31…reading 31 picture books in the month of October…and the Muse Online Writing Conference…Oct 8-14 I think. ACKKKKKKK!

          • I do try to take an hour or so, later in the evening, and sit with a bowl of popcorn and watch an old movie or old BBC series on NetFlix. 🙂 Kind of a reward for working like a fiend during the day. 🙂

          • Good idea! I need to make an effort to find room for more leisure activities when my kids go to bed. Recently, it’s been all catching up, argh…

      • Thanks, Laura! I can’t wait to see this calendar project come to completion. It’s a great place to start getting my photos out there but it’s a lot of work!

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