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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Blown into the harbor


Quick shot of a Bonaparte's Gull in Bodega Harbor at the end of the day today, 1 June 2023.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Napping before the tide comes in


There are some pretty plump and healthy looking Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) pups around right now.  Nice to see!

Monday, May 29, 2023

Purple and blue

Close-up of a Blue Coast Gilia (Gilia capitata subsp. chamissonis) flower photographed on 29 May 2023.

Purple petals and pale blue anthers make for a nice combination:

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Bright green

Every now and then we encounter a really bright green Sunburst Anemone (Anthopleura sola).  
P.S.  Are you kidding me, Celtics?  Back to Boston we go!  :)

Thursday, May 25, 2023



Peter asked if some of the paler flowers in the last photo were Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa) with almost no yellow.  Well, the more distant view and the camera didn't really pick up the color pattern, so here's a closer view showing the petals with yellow bases and fun white tips.

Cheery little flowers, aren't they?  :)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Coastal colors


Spring wildflowers in northern Sonoma County, 20 May 2023.

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Lean on me

California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus), 20 May 2023
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