I park near this yellow pickup truck when I take Leo to the beach, but probably no more. During the latest rain/wind storm, a cypress tree made a direct hit on the truck. It has been a rough winter.
The Adventures of Chartan: Brazil Makes a Decision
(Last Sunday: Brazil calls the phone number on a poster he saw in a coffee shop.) When the phone rang, Brazil was losing the battle with sleep. His eyes bulged and for a moment he wasn’t certain of where he was, or what he should do. He looked around the room, patrolling for enemies…
My Favorite Photo for 2021
In a year of many negatives mostly related to Covd-19, there was one photo I took that picked me up. A monarch butterfly came to our backyard on October 14, 2021 when I thought the season was over–last year I saw none. Instead, the counts of this long-distance traveler (adults live about two weeks with…
Butterfly Oil Painting
Forget what species of butterfly is in the frame, sometimes the lighting and exposure turns the shot into an oil painting…of sorts.
In Time for Halloween
This crow, perched in an oak tree over our driveway, certainly has the Halloween look.
The Adventures of Chartan: The Set Up
(Last Sunday: Skyler Brazil, hired by Elisa, secretly takes photos of her and Chartan in the grips of passion.) Elisa was asleep, naked, with her head on Chartan’s chest. He wanted to cover her with a sheet but didn’t want to move and wake her. They had not spoken to each other since they fell…
My Favorite Shot While Walking Ivan
I took this shot of a gulf fritillary with Ivan on leash. He’s very good about giving me two seconds to click the shutter. Surprised by the outcome.
A California Valley quail blends nicely with a mailbox. The mail is usually delivered in the early afternoon while the quail delivers its squawking alarms in the early morning.
Pelicans Catching the Last Sunlight
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. I watched pelicans flying toward the sun as it slowly dropped below the horizon. Peaceful.