Topiary Dinosaur

The 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California is a popular destination for both the locals and tourists. Throughout the walkway are numerous living dinosaur sculptures, which look like giant Chia Pets! Photographed in 2015.

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Sacred Bamboo

The brightly colored leaves and intense red berries of this Nandina plant, aka Heavenly Bamboo, provided a vibrant complementary color scheme for this photo. Native to eastern Asia, the plant is actually an evergreen shrub and not a bamboo at all. Photographed with my iPhone.

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Diamond T Fire Truck

This historical vehicle was the actual fire truck used at Alcatraz, America's most feared prison. When the penitentiary closed in 1963, the truck was a wreck. It was hauled away, and ultimately restored to original condition by Nevada prison inmates, which seemed oddly appropriate. Now the Diamond T Fire Truck is back at Alcatraz Island, and has been viewed by millions of visitors. Photographed in 2011.

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Golden Blooms

The vividly colored, velvety flowers of the plant known as Kangaroo Paw is a popular decoration in Southern California landscapes. As you might guess from the name, it is native to Australia. Photographed while on a neighborhood walk with my iPhone.

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Zion Riverbed

I once took a short trip to Zion National Park to shoot photos. This rock-strewn dry stream bed with colorful trees and mountain was an intriguing sight. Captured on Kodachrome film in 1992.

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