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.
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.
Yesterday, I put my camera on a tripod, but forgot to tighten the arm that raises or lowers the camera. When I pushed the shutter button, the camera moved slightly, producing the blurred action photo of…flying lemons. I’ll take it. Actually, I’ve taken a photo course where we were shown the technique of intentionally movingContinue reading “Flying Lemons…”
2020 has been a tough year–we don’t need any tricks on Halloween. Put up this ghost in the backyard, but took it down. Didn’t seem right.
Two days ago with my camera on a tripod, I waited for the right lighting and, of course, a painted lady to visit a cosmos. Click!
A seagull is dwarfed and outnumbered by brown pelicans at the Carmel River Lagoon.
A snowy plover burrows in the sand to nest, often selecting a portion of a beach that may be overrun with people on sunny days. The pandemic has led to the closure of some beaches for a few weeks, a short reprieve for this tiny bird considered to be a threatened species due to itsContinue reading “Snowy Plover Reprieve”
Our rescue dog, Ivan, continues to enjoy his new surroundings. Took this photo yesterday of him “smiling” and that famous black tongue. He’s a chow-chow/ husky mix learning about life from our two older rescues, Molly and Teddy. Never a dull moment. Socks on the floor will be chewed!