You don't always have to go to some exotic locale or even get in your car and drive to a local scenic spot. You can usually find some great subjects right in your own neighboorhood!
Guadalupe Parkway 05．29．12
Guadalupe Parkway 05．29．12-3
Guadalupe Parkway 05．29．12-4
Pearl Ave 05．29．12
Maybe not a great photo but I think these folks should get an award for best use of old tires!
Since the Santa Clara Valley used to be a flood plain the urbaniztion of the valley has required a major system of manmade "streams" to handle the water flow. They also provide an oft overlooked slice of nature in the midst of the larger cityscape.
Canoas Creek 07．03．12-3
Canoas Creek 07．03．12-4