By Any Other Name

An evening in the garden at the Monterey Museum of Art at the La Mirada mission birthed striking shots of these lovely beauties.

Indulgence

She watched us from her post –impatience on her brow, pollen on her chin.  Our work in the garden bed was keeping her from the red blossoms of her sage.  And there was still plenty of feasting to be done.

Mottled Rooster Stands on One Foot

  I don’t know if Little Richard is practicing the principles of tai chi and is rusty about the Golden Rooster Stands on One Foot maneuver or if he is merely airing out his slippers.  In any case, this little Mille Fleur d’Uccle bantam rooster lives up to his hype. In French, “Mille Fleur” translates as “Thousand…

Winged 2

Winged 2 @ #elkhornslough Graceful dinosaurs of the air #pelicans #birds

Winged

A few moments in the late afternoon along the slough.  The beating of wings. The splash of a dive. The call of delight.  Winged.      

Wrong Time of Day

Two years ago, I enrolled in an introduction to digital photography course.  I felt that I was finally ready to step into the world of DSLR.  A friend helped me pick out the best “starter” camera (a Nikon D3200), and I was ready to become a photojournalist extraordinaire.  And then reality hit. There is more…

The Final Shot

The Final Shot: Daniel’s portrait is the last pic my camera allowed

Flora Blanca

About a month ago, I lost my photos.  Over 4,000 photos gone.  I had relied on the Cloud when I should have relied on hard drive.  Lesson learned. Heart broken. Hard drive bought. It was difficult picking up the camera again, as I mourned for those lost pictures.  But I finally tried. And this week, I…

Diving for Dinner

A Brandt’s cormorant eyes a pelagic crab. But he has plans for a deep water dinner.

Stalker

A young green heron searches for dinner in the quiet pools of the Carmel River long before the heavy rains of winter.