Memory Monday slides redux, Week 18

Sequim Bay, Washington State — Our next stop on this northbound road trip is Sequim Bay State Park, located in the northeastern corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This may have been only a brief visit, since I can find only two images, both night shots. Below, you can just make out the shiny 1957 Plymouth Belvedere and the darker outline […]

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South African penguins

The California Academy of Sciences has a truly awesome aquarium on the lower level, but the South African penguins live at the far end of the African Hall — which is otherwise filled with non-living specimens (antelope, lions, etc). I arrived just as the keeper finished cleaning the enclosure and joined a small crowd of people watching these adorable little […]

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On the rocks

On our coastal trips back in the “old days,” the Big Guy used to fish exclusively on sandy beaches for ocean perch; but at some point he made the transition to fishing from rocky cliffs and points, where he mostly catches rockfish and cabezon. And while he’s busy with his rod and reel, I’m usually off wandering with my camera […]

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The magic of bees

I became fascinated by honey bees at a very young age, but there is still quite a lot that I don’t know about them. Now that we’ve reached the end of September and our weather has begun to turn cooler, I noticed there are still plenty of worker bees hovering around all sorts of flowers. It turns out fall is […]

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Coastal clouds

Waking up to morning fog on the Sonoma coast is never a surprise; it’s just part of the beauty of this part of California. Even after the mist burned off, we noticed some interesting cloud formations over the ocean — and later on a really beautiful sunset.

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