Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday and that the New Year will bring nothing but good stuff. I'll be back in the blog mode in a few days.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Home owners are allowed to decorate for holidays for a specified length of time and this is where people show their creativity.
This home owner says he would never have wanted a pink flamingo except it is forbidden. For Halloween it is a witch, for Thanksgiving a turkey with a pilgrim suit and for Christmas Santa who has a bit of trouble keeping his beard in place.
At Easter this same flamingo sports bunny ears and a cotton tail (I'm sure he means no disrespect LBR).
Friday, December 18, 2009
We visited St Augustine in 2006, a great place for photographers.
See more interesting shadows at Hey Harriet.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
We went to a photography Elderhostel (now called Exporitas) on Jekyll Island a few years ago. I got lots of great sunrise and sunset shots so you will probably see more in the future.
Find more skies at Sky Watch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We returned in the Fall.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The economy is largely dependant on tourism. With abundant hiking, fishing and rock climbing in the area, the town tries to make itself appealing to tourists. In addition to sprucing up main street the town has had murals painted in several places where there are large exposed walls. These murals depict scenes from the area's past and are some of the nicest I have encountered in my travels. The first one we spotted was over a store entry and commemorates the early railroad. The slim princess is on view at the local railroad museum of Laws.
Friday, December 11, 2009
It is also a place of great beauty, the white sand a perfect canvas for shadows.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A few hours later he was back on the fence, this time with his supper. The photo below is not for the squeamish but I was thrilled to get such photos through my window.
I suspect it was a quail. The ongoing struggle for survival.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
To view more watery sites, liquid and not check out Watery Wednesday hosted for us each week by 2sweetandsaxey.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
It was a cold day. Michael and his Mom were bundled up waiting for the guys to finish. It was much to far for Michael to walk so we brought his chair.
I had dropped Eric near the start at 6:15 am. Mark lives on the other side of the course and had arranged to take a shuttle that almost didn't show up in time.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
At one time most visitors would have approached the town through this arch, one of few remaining mission style arches in California. It is adjacent to the railway depot. In 1907 when the arch was constructed the railroad would have been the main source of transportation. I wish I could have had a higher viewpoint to better show the arch's shadow.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Michael and his parents are comming to visit for five days so I'll try to get some posts ready ahead of time but I probably won't have much time to visit other blogs. Michael seems to keep Grandma busy.
I encourge you to visit other beautiful skies by going to Sky Watch Friday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
the reds and golds,
For more watery sites visit Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Who's this little guy, I don't recall seeing him before. Maybe I wasn't paying attention.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Turning around my eye barely caught sight of this hawk, perched in the shadows in the nearby willow. After downloading I tried to identifuy him. None of the hawks seemed right, none had banding like this on its breast, he was looking at me so I must have been viewing his front. Wrong, I finally realized I wasn't seeing his breast, it is his wing we see in this shot. He's looking over his red tinged shoulder.