Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A Short Walk At The Marsh

It had been a while since we had gone to the marsh for a walk. Tuesday morning was warm and sunny and so inviting. So we got in the car and headed over there. It was beautiful there too and no wind. That made us so happy. I didn't get to take many photos. There weren't many birds or other marsh animals around. We did get to see this work of art of a River Otter made entirely of cigarette filters. A very interesting idea.

It was in the marsh visitor center. We were glad we stopped in and got to see this. On our way there we saw this lovely ripply reflection in one of the big ponds.
You can see what a beautiful blue-sky day it was. So we kept on walking. We saw a lovely pileus cloud formation. It is sometimes called a cloud cap.
We were so happy to have gone on a walk there. Later in the afternoon we took our neighborhood walk and saw this.

We loved being reminded of why we love autumn. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

A Tan Praying Mantis

 I was out doing some work in the yard when I noticed this praying mantis. 

 It was hard to miss! I've never seen a tan praying mantis before, have you? I would love to know. I did some online research and found that mantises can change color and that they do  indeed turn tan. I had no idea. I love a good surprise.

I am posting this on the blog because it's my place of keeping a record of things like this. Who knows what I might see next!


Monday, September 11, 2023

Two Emails Made Me Happy

I received two emails, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. They made me so happy. 

The first one was from my twin brother. He sent me this photo he had taken in Santa Cruz.

He looked up at the sky and saw these crepuscular rays. He ran to get the camera and photographed it to send to me. I loved it. I'm hoping that it will inspire him to keep looking up at sky there and see all the beauty that clouds and sun, rays and halos have to offer. It happens everywhere!

Then my sister wrote Sunday morning and reminded me that she had gone to a concert Saturday night in Los Angeles. I had forgotten. She was going to see Ringo Starr play. RINGO! I had asked her to please wave to Ringo for me. She emailed me Sunday morning to say that she had waved to Ringo for me. I can't tell you how happy that made me.

Crepuscular rays and Ringo Starr. Life is good!

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Almost Wordless Wednesday

 It's been a while since I've seen and photographed iridescent clouds here. So on Monday the sky reminded me just how beautiful it can be. I posted these two photos on Facebook, and I wanted to post them here to share with my dear blogging friends. Ah, the beauty of our skies!

Hope all is well for you, and we thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Last Day of August

 Here on the last day of August are three views of our little world here. Summer is drawing to a close.

Blackberries are ripe and ready to be picked. Yum!
The leaves are changing already into beautiful reds.
The forest fires are burning to the east of us, creating interesting cloud colors and growing bigger everyday. 

That is how August ends here on the north coast of California.