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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The colors of seed set


The beautiful colors of one of our local poppies, Hesperomecon linearis (formerly Meconella linearis), as it finishes flowering and produces fruit.

P.S.  To see what the flowers look like before they go to seed, review the post called "Yellow to red" on 6 April 2013.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cloud peak


Yesterday (16 April 2018) brought scattered showers and dramatic layers of clouds on the horizon.
 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Colors of the sea





In honor of the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival (April 14-15, 2018), a close-up of fish scales. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Among the stones


On the way home from work tonight, I noticed a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) flying low over a field.  It reminded me of this Killdeer nest that I photographed a couple of years ago.  The patterning on the eggs looked remarkably similar to the little pieces of granite scattered around the nest site.
 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Topographic


Section of a driftwood log on the beach, uncovered when sand was washed away by recent freshwater runoff.  [Click to enlarge.]  Doesn't it seem reminiscent of a topographic model?

Monday, April 9, 2018

It's spring!


Coastal Goldfields (Lasthenia minor) and Red Maids (Calandrinia menziesii) photographed on 7 April 2018.  Can you spot the clover leaves, too?

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Open to the sun


Cream Cups (Platystemon californicus) on Bodega Head, 7 April 2018