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Wintertime Homes for Monarchs

As the month of January comes to a close and folks out on the East Coast are digging themselves out of their first blizzard of the 2015/2016 winter season, I can’t help but think how lucky we are to be able to provide winter homes for the west coast Monarch butterflies. 1,522 more words

Reader Photos: Photography along the California coastline.

Earlier last year I got an email from a reader and friend Michael. He had recently picked up photography, was about to visit Big Sur and was asking for tips on how to photograph the California coastline. 187 more words

Landscape

Sanderlings

This week sanderlings showed up on my local beach en masse — nearly a thousand little pinball birds, along with marbled godwits, whimbrels, and a variety of gulls. 133 more words

Monterey Bay

Breakwater birds

Protecting the north side of Monterey Harbor is the U.S. Coast Guard breakwater and wharf. It doesn’t look like much of a birding spot from the parking lot, but if you look over the railing at low tide, there’s usually quite a variety of shorebirds on the riprap rocks or in the water. 650 more words

Monterey Bay

Marshall Beach...(edited)

Sorry to those who have already left a comment or like.  Having issues with WP this morning, so bear with me.

This is a new way to process certain images that I’m trying out.   9 more words

Photography

Directional

Cairn on Mile Rock Beach in San Francisco…

I find the stacked rocks, or cairns, to be truly interesting in form and function.  Typically used as a landmark or memorial, the person making this must take time and patience to ensure that each rock balances well enough to withstand wind and weather.   37 more words

Photography

A Moment of Silence, please...

It’s moments like this that encourage me to put the camera away, sit down, then simply watch…in silence.  Everyone has their own way to meditate.  As for me?   12 more words

Photography