The grounds of California’s capital features a cacti garden that goes well with the state’s recent weather conditions: hot and dry. The drought of 2018-19 is still with us in 2020-21. Here are some perspectives of the garden in photos taken yesterday.
In the winter months Carmel-by-the-Sea beach has an added attraction, smooth ocean boulders exposed by high tides washing away the sand.
Here’s the view from Carmel River State Beach on a winter day. Lately, we’ve had sun every day but often for only an hour or two. Not complaining.
Wildfire soot has coated everything outside, even a spider in a window.
I took the above photo of a Sacramento park at noon on another September day of wildfire smoke filled air in California. Looks like fog, but it makes you cough and stings the eyes. I haven’t been able to take a deep breath in a week.
I took Ivan for two walks yesterday, each made in a light flurry of ashes from three nearby fires. There are 23 major fires in our state right now along with a daily death toll of 100 from the coronavirus. The photo is what the sun looked like in mid-morning, a red ball in theContinue reading “California on Fire…”
It’s pouring right now–perhaps, we will be spared a drought in these COVID-19 times. Here is a shot of Peruvian lilies after a break in the rain.
Along the coast at this time of year, cloud cover produces patches of blue sky with clouds usually winning the day. This shot was taken at Point Lobos near Whaler’s Cove
Midtown Sacramento still has trees hanging on to their leaves, mostly yellow, as we head into winter. Maybe in a week bare branches will take over. But for now the city is holding on to its autumn look.