red-shouldered hawk

March 24, 2008

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and now a word from our sponsor

March 24, 2008

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spring duet

March 24, 2008

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After an exclusive and exhilarating hike in santiago canyon

with Rick Behl, I came home to find the hummingbird nest had not one but two babies !

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alien reptiles

March 24, 2008

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So much fun being a newborn naturalist ..

Tim and I had a great expedition exploring the dana point breccia coastline ..

we found evidence of alien reptilian life .. fascinating – yes ?!

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lupine

March 24, 2008

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I have seen many deep, lush photos of the lupine blooming this year.

.. but I like this one .. it reminds me of sheet music ..

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so much to say

March 24, 2008

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This little one wanted to stop and talk .. so sweet.

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nature trail morphology

March 20, 2008

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This trail is the birthplace of my new childhood and it is different every day.
I have so many photos of this place !
It might be fun to create a series of morphing photos to illustrate her astonishing changes.
No photoshop help in this one.
There is something here for me that transcends any enhancements ..

3-16-08

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Tim

March 20, 2008

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Well folks, I guess if you live long enough the gods might send you a friend ..
I just so happened to get blessed bigtime with a new friend.
Having been lonely and miserable for so long – well – this is nice, and I’m sharing it with you, so you’re damn lucky.
Part of me wants to keep it all to myself because I don’t want to tarnish or misrepresent anything about it.
But since it’s a such a blessing for me .. meet Tim .. .. my friend.

We had a great Caspers trek – 3-6-08 – fortunately he decided to carry an extra 50 pounds.
It was a smart thing for him to do – that way my weakness wouldn’t be so much of a burden. I’m more of an explorer than a hiker, so I’m slow on top of slow if you catch my drift.

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dana point geology

February 27, 2008

When the env class geology field trip was canceled – on account of gentle early morning rain …….
I could not help but get on with it, and do my own thing .. so onward to the coast !

I made many photos within this self -guided exploration, but there was something about this frame that ignited a love for my new camera – canon G9 – could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship ? I see depth of field .. a sky and clouds revealing my beginning of the trek .. and crispy rock detail in the foreground .. am I dreaming ? could it be the cabernet ?*

the land

February 27, 2008
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Last week env200 had an ‘intro to birding’ field trip with Paul Klahr ..
so great to experience early morning in the Laguna Greenbelt, listening to billions of birds.
We saw and heard a pair of gnatcatchers – on the watchlist.
I have been loving some great clouded days too ..
perfect for hiking the Caspers east ridge -
deliciously lush and beautiful ..
native species – feels like home
white sage*

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