The Audobon Field Guide says it all: “Crows are thought to be among our most intelligent birds, and the success of the American Crow in adapting to civilization would seem to confirm this. Despite past attempts to exterminate them…” The chief reason I wash my car is to remove the crow’s “work” which is eitherContinue reading “The American Crow”
Sacramento is flat and not near an ocean, yet this Northern California city has its share of palm trees just like the beach cities in Southern California, some 400 miles away.
Yesterday, there was a ruby-throated hummingbird at a feeder in a neighbors yard. I wasn’t able to get close–the bird jetted away–but at least I got this shot. Hummingbirds have a high rate of metabolism that requires the consumption of nectar every day, so, nectar feeders are good, provided they are kept clean and haveContinue reading “Feeders Help Hummingbirds”
Took this shot early yesterday morning with the sun rising behind a camellia tree. I like how the flower’s center appears to have a light in it. There are some 800 varieties of camellias on the grounds of Sacramento’s Capitol Park which surrounds California’s state capitol. Camellias were first imported to Sacramento from Japan inContinue reading “Back-lit Camellia”
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Not every shot of ocean waves ends with a dry photographer. Here, Point Lobos emerges after the waves are finished.
Carmel River State Beach is often enveloped in a morning fog rolling in from the Pacific Ocean. The fog hangs over the river, leaving the northern end of the beach free of fog.
A couple walking on Carmel River State Beach is being followed by the fog. It happens.
When clouds get in the way, sunset colors along the Carmel coast get spectacular.