Its the time of year when some areas of the nation are blanketed in white. But here in the San Francisco Bay Area its the time for winter rains to brighten the landscape. The hills have been getting regular showers and the landscapes wardrobe is going from stark brown to bright green. So this week’s …
The drive south on Hwy 1 is a scenic one, passing bright green fields of artichokes and brussels sprouts and the blue Pacific coastline itself.
Tricolored Heron taken at Lake Martin Louisiana Canon EOS 60D ISO 200 1/500 sec. f/7.1 280mm This photo was taken during breeding season as denoted by the bill. Normally yellow the Tricolored Heron’s bill turns blue during the breeding season. The tricolored heron hunts in shallow swamps, lagoons and bayous for fish, amphibians, insects, and crustaceans.
We’re five days past Thanksgiving and the local wild turkeys are strutting around with unabashed self-assurance. Actually being the honored guest at a family feast is the least of the dangers our local turkeys face. Their only concerns should be a speeding motorist or a hungry coyote.
Cora was quite the trooper to get up before sunrise and wait in a cold car while I took pictures at Oxbow Bend. The next morning she turned in her trooper’s badge and opted to stay in our nice warm cottage and spend a comfy leisurely morning sipping freshly brewed coffee. While I love my …