Sounds like there will finally be some rain on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
We haven't spent much time outside lately because of the wildfire smoke and poor air quality, but at times there have been quite a few birds visiting the water bath in our yard. Here's a sampler (photos taken through the kitchen window on 17 November 2018). [Click in the images for larger versions.]
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Townsend's Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
A rock crab (Romaleon antennarium, formerly Cancer antennarius) buried beneath the sand. I like the way you can see that it's a crab just by the impressions left at the surface. It looked a bit like a sand sculpture!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Last night we returned from an out-of-state meeting to smoke-filled skies. Tonight (12 November 2018) the moon was glowing orange on the western horizon:
I'm so sorry for everyone affected by the fires. Here's hoping for some rain to help the firefighters.