Monarchs returned to the backyard for a second day, this time joining thousands of honey bees working the English ivy. Of course, they also visited the cosmos flowers. But there haven’t been any clusters of monarchs as is the case about five miles north in Pacific Gove.
I waited a full year for monarch butterflies to stop by our backyard in their annual migration to Mexico. Yesterday, I saw the first one celebrate its arrival by dancing on a cosmos flower a few inches from me. Surrounding communities have reported monarch sightings this week. Last year the nearby Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary,Continue reading “Monarch Dancing on a Cosmos”
This crow, perched in an oak tree over our driveway, certainly has the Halloween look.
Here is my favorite photo of a red-shouldered hawk. Most of my shots capture this bird high in the sky patrolling for food. But this photo was taken near downtown Carmel where the food list includes gophers, moles and garden snakes.
(Last week: A confused Chartan returns to the comfort of driving a limousine as he doubts his ability to teach psychic healing to others.) Chartan clutched the podium. The 100-seat community room was full, but his focus was on the student in a wheelchair positioned in front of everyone—it was Elisa. He didn’t see BrazilContinue reading “The Adventures of Chartan: A Plan is Hatched”
Construction on “The Butterfly House”, designed by architect Frank Wynkoop, was completed in 1951–it is anchored in rock with breathtaking views of the Carmel Bay, including Point Lobos. I’ve always wonder why the roof hasn’t blown off, although I hope it never does. My personal opinion is that areas this close to the Pacific OceanContinue reading “Waiting for the Roof to Blow Off”
A honeybee descends into a nasturtium bloom.
Our rescue dog Ivan is comfortable with sofas covered with quilts after life on the streets and in shelter cages.