10 on 10: April: Spring Brings New Life

Wow!  The 10th of this month really snuck up on me after a pretty tough last couple of weeks.   The good news is–it’s Spring!  And along with Spring comes new life.  New growth from the earth with so many bright colors, and new life in our home – with our new puppy, Bella.

I was in my hometown, Los Angeles, for a short time and an old high school friend introduced me to a hiking trail that was only a couple of miles from where I grew up.  Spring brought the vibrant green life to the hills with those gorgeous yellow mustard flowers everywhere!  Laurie and I arrived to gloomy gray skies, but after about 30 minutes of hiking these colorful trails, the sun broke through and scattered the light better than anyone could have painted it.   I didn’t bring my big camera, but my trusty iPhone 6 delivered again.  Here are some shots from that day….





As the sun set, the sky changed colors and it was different in every direction you’d look.

I had fun editing the image below using Mextures.


And off the trail, near my Mom’s home, the cherry blossoms (I think they’re cherry blossoms) couldn’t be missed.


Back home in San Diego, even the sunset skies had their own touch of Spring.

And Spring flowers (lisianthus and lilac) filled our home with a beautiful fragrance on Easter Day.

This is a little bit of Bella.  She loves the park, where she can stop and smell (or eat) the flowers.  She’s a great reminder of the importance in rest and play and she is the biggest gift of life for us this Spring. We adore our sweet, gentle, loving Bella.

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Enjoy these beautiful days of Spring and remember to frolic in the flowers!



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  1. Posted April 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm by Trini | Permalink

    Beautiful pieces of art. I love your palette, it is breathtaking. You really captured that lovely spring feeling. Looking forward till next time.

  2. Posted April 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm by Kathleen | Permalink

    Yes to what Trini said ~ breathtaking is exactly what I was going to say. Such depth and richness in each one. Your timing was perfect too after we’d had some rain and everything was so green!

    That last photo warmed me to the core. Bless your sweet Bella xoxoxo I can’t wait to meet her!

  3. Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm by Luca | Permalink

    I’m really impressed with your iPhone pictures Kim! Every single one is beautiful, I’m in love with the silhouette one! And the cute little paws on flowers, that is just adorable!

  4. Posted April 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm by Suzanne | Permalink

    Wow, you captured your hike beautifully – way to make the best use of your awesome phone camera (and some mad editing skills, no doubt). Your spring flowers vignette is also stunning!

    • Posted April 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Thank you, Suzanne! I do love the convenience of my iphone –especially on long hikes! And, I love finding new ways to edit on my phone too. Have a great weekend!

  5. Posted April 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm by Bonnie | Permalink

    Wow, Kim. Once again, your photos are so amazing and I cannot believe they are done with a phone. That hiking trail looks so amazing. I so love that first photo with the two paths and the fantastic colors and composition. I also love that tree in silhouette. So beautiful. Well, I love them all!

    • Posted April 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Thank you, Bon-Bon! So glad you like them! Means a lot coming from you! Have a great weekend!

  6. Posted April 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm by Kristina | Permalink

    You truly are an example of it is not the camera that takes great photos it’s the eye behind the camera. I think my favorite is the third image but it is hard to choose. These are all so lovely. And Bella is a lucky pooch to have found you. I

    • Posted April 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Thank you, Kristina! I so love the convenience of carrying my iphone, opposed to all the heavy gear! Have a great weekend!

  7. Posted April 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm by Stacey Griffin | Permalink

    Wow, love every one of your gorgeous images! Congrats on the new pup – I want to see more of Bella!

    • Posted April 14, 2015 at 8:42 am by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Thank you, Stacey! I’m sure I’ll be posting much more of Bella. You can see more of her on my instagram page. I’m kimbythesea – but not sure if you are there. :)

  8. Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm by Connie Hanks | Permalink

    Oh my goodness! You never cease to amaze me, sweet Kim! Your breath-taking photography, your eye for details and perspective is such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your view of the world with us! Love ya to pieces! xoxo

    • Posted April 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm by Kim Bajorek | Permalink

      Awww…Thank you, dear Connie! I really appreciate your words! Looking forward to shooting with you again soon! oxoxox

  9. Posted July 11, 2015 at 3:51 am by laurie | Permalink


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