Rainy Day at the Beach

Recently we had a very rainy and windy weekend, and it was glorious at the beach!

Sea lions haul out at several spots in this area.

I call this the street gull. It was sitting in the middle of the street, then started walking. But never really going anywhere.

Babies! This little guy/girl was noisily nursing. And when mom moved a bit and her flipper covered a teat, she got a gentle bite on the flipper from baby. A good mom, she moved her flipper.

One of several local hang outs. Brown pelicans are everywhere along our coast.

Sea gull on sand.

Juvenile seagull, sitting and peeping non-stop. “Mom, feed me.” Mom did not react.

Crashing waves.

A Garden Visit

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Recently I was able to visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.  There was a light rain with an overcast sky, small rain drops were on every flower.  How wonderful!  The Garden is an amazing, large, varied, and beautiful space full … Continue reading

Back to the Beach

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Back home in San Diego, I spent some (more) time at La Jolla Cove.  The summer tourist season is done, so it was possible to park nearby at 11:00am!  Amazing!  The morning marine layer was dissipating while the sun broke … Continue reading

A Bit of San Diego Bay

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San Diego’s downtown is on the water.  There are pleasure boats, cruise ships, working fishing boats, a maritime museum made up of several permanent ships, views across the Bay that may include military ships, as well as hotels, the airport, … Continue reading