Regardless of how many times I see a resting harbor seal, I marvel at how it can sleep on a jagged rock, let alone one that is barely larger than the seal. So, once again it is time to “marvel.”
This photo is self-explanatory–time to brake.
We have a garden of textures. Here in the bright sun is a potted succulent growing in a hollowed out rock with a broken abalone shell by its side.
Yesterday, like most days, the scrub jays appeared to be scoping out our yard, even the four birdhouses I’ve placed outside for wrens and sparrows. Note the intensity of this jay perched on a chimney. I’ve heard squeaks nearby, probably from a nest of newborns. More jays on the way!
This cardinal chose a deck chair for a perch on a humid day in Southern Illinois.
Took this shot of a quail on my neighbor’s roof yesterday morning. I thought an animal was in pain, but no, it was a quail sending out an alarm to its chicks.
I usually don’t bring my SLR when walking two dogs on leash, particularly along a rough surf. Yesterday, I tried a phone shot of a wave striking boulders near Carmel River State Beach and was surprised by its sharp focus. Thankfully, the dogs were more interested in kelp than the ocean. At this time of year we do most of our walking along the beach since the nearby hillsides are loaded with foxtails and ticks.