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!
In about an hour this California poppy will open up. But it’s early and the state flower needs more time. Yawn!
Egrets that hang out in cities of one million or more have an edge to their personality. For one, they are less likely to fly away, say over the ocean, because there are freeways instead of the deep blue sea. In a word they confront confinement on a daily basis. But, on the good side,Continue reading “Big City Egret”
I was struck by how this bird was perched calmly on a pole at Carmel Beach and did not move when I approached. Rather than fly away, it posed, chest out. This small bird is black in the shade but with a bluish cast to it in the sun. My bird ID app says it’sContinue reading “Proud Bird”