On my weekly drive to the grocery store I pass a vacant field that has become a fire hazard during the current hot, dry weather. But yesterday the field was full of goats chomping on the wild grasses. Took this shot while waiting for the traffic light to turn green.
The cabbage white is the most commonly seen butterfly in my backyard, according to me. This is my most uncommon shot of one.
Usually the hummingbird, sensing a cameraman approaches, jets away. Maybe it was the allure of a Peruvian lily, but this time the bird stayed in place while I clicked away.
I have a collection of ceramic faces and abalone shells. Don’t know what to do with them other than to arrange them continually as shown above.
Nick was a master of pick up lines in The Ploy at http://twivelist.wordpress.com. Stories every Sunday. This one is from the vault, first appearing as “Fitzgerald” in June, 2014.
Everyone should have a private beach along Big Sur for at least a few seconds. Relish the view and the fact that the beach, whichever one it is, has been here longer than you and that it belongs to everyone and, above all, it is a jewel of our planet.
Oh, brave warrior of delicate means,Dodging unseen obstaclesIn a momentAlways to beThe shadow of a butterflyComing to me.
Pelicans on an ocean outcrop watch the sun set off the coast of Carmel.
Bees hang on to flowers while nearby harbor seals do the same on rocks at Point Lobos.