Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sights From The Bay

Feeding frenzy on Tuesday afternoon
One of several Harbor Seals at the frenzy

An Agave flowering at the end of its life

Roger poses just to give you an idea of how big this flower is.
Sea otter eating something

12 comments:

  1. If you're only going to flower once then best to do it in style!

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  2. Wonder what hapless creature was the cause of the feeding frenzy. So that is what Agave looks like? Way beyond my imagination.

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  3. As Arkansas Patti inquired, any idea what caused the feeding frenzy? My brother-in-law, who has a house in San Diego, has agaves in his back yard that occasionally flower and die, but it always seems like there's another one to take the dead one's place; do they seed freely?

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  4. John-- It really is quite a sight, such a tall magnificent flower at the end of its life.

    Arkansas Patti-- I haven't been able to find what hapless creature was there, but I assumed it was probably anchovy. This particular agave is sometimes called the Century plant. It can live for 30 or more years before it flowers and dies.

    Scott-- I think it may have been an anchovy run. That's what typically happens here in fall and brings in all the birds and sea mammals. I did see a whale spray yesterday. I don't know much about Century plants (Agaves). This may have been my first sighting of such a magnificent flowering.

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  5. Great photos! That feeding frenzy must have been something. Looks absolutely gorgeous at the bay. The otters are adorable.

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  6. Each photo is beautiful. The plant is mind-blowing! I just assumed it was some weird kind of tree when I first saw it. The water the seal and the otter are swimming in seems so pretty--turquoise in one, blue in the other--like liquid gems. And the feeding frenzy is eye-catching; I can only imagine what it sounds like!

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  7. kathy a-- That feeding frenzy drew us out of the house and down to the road over the bay to watch more closely. It was wild!

    CCorax-- The water by the wharf, as I look out the window right now, is beautifully turquoise. Farther out in the bay, it is darker. As the sunlight changes, the color changes. It's always so beautiful. The seal photo is an afternoon shot, and the sea otter photo is a bit before sunset. The sound of the feeding frenzy was wild!

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  8. I've seem quite a few agave, but that one is definitely large!

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  9. Love that sea otter shot!

    Wish I had seen one when I was down near there.

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  10. I'm glad Roger posed beside the agave. I would have had no idea just how big it was otherwise.

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  11. Wow! That feeding frenzy is amazing. Great photographs.

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  12. bev-- Before we rounded the corner and could see the whole thing, I thought it was a tree!

    Loren-- So glad you liked that sea otter photo.

    Mark P-- We almost didn't do that shot, but thought it would really convey the size. A crazy big flower it is!

    NCmountainwoman-- I wish I could get the scope of the frenzy in a single shot. There are so many birds, way more than my little zoomed in shot can show. So glad you like the photos.

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