There is no way to describe the diversity and expanse of wildlife and flora in this particular Spring. With the mild El Niño temperatures and all the rains, the desert is still a vast blooming eye pleaser. Varieties seldom seen have appeared in technicolour before our eyes. Desert Iguanas saunter along while Whiptails nervously stay … Continue reading Desert Spring
Mother Smith, took the entire family on a paradise cruise ship to Mexico this past weekend. We had a GREAT time, eating, laughing, drinking and shopping in Ensenada. Watch the slideshow of our trip on my flickr site.
The first SEVENTEEN days of 2010 were spent in the desert, in wOnder valley smashing & breaking tiles and continuing work on the living room at the eL paseo residence. Lenore came out for a few days to help and earned the title of Butter Queen as she steadƒastly applied the mastic to the tiles … Continue reading 2010… a new yea®
During a beautiƒul morning walk between rains and big, billowy clouds, many birds could be heard chirping and chattering on the Douglas Family Preserve above the Pa©iƒic O©eAn.
December is a likely to time to reorganize and reassess. I am happy to announce that I have finally uploaded a good and sturdy quantity of my high resolution images to flick® ... so they can be stored safely on their servers as well as on my external drives and be viewed by YOU, the … Continue reading Yea® eN∂ phOtog®Aphi© o®ganiZation
I knew where they were perching on the beach. Saw them ƒor several days. Went looking today when the sun came out in this otherwise dreary and gray day, and ƒound them all basking in the sun at the beach. Always loved cormorants !! But before I even left the house this morning I snapped … Continue reading New ©ormorant Photos on ƒli©k®
Went to the Botanical Gardens to see how it faired in the fire and was amazed at charred palms coming back and a gorgeous meadow full of flowers surrounded by burned and charred mountains. The California Quail was waiting for us !! Upon consulting the Peterson Western Birds Guide I found that Gambel's Quail and … Continue reading California Quail…Botanical Gardens Santa Barbara
New photographs today. The raven is from last week in Neveda. The Sphinx Moth is from this morning. I saw the moth in a spider web, but it was not moving. Assuming he had been in this still position for some time (dead) I got my camera, at which time he moved and of course … Continue reading saving an insect