Left Behind

I’ve never seen a snake shed its skin. It might be fascinating. Probably is. But I wouldn’t want to see the process in person. I think it’s about 3 feet long. It’s from… Continue reading


(4 photos) I watched this mighty red ant for about five minutes as it struggled to drag this flower petal across the sidewalk. I didn’t know that ants collect flower petals. I’m pretty… Continue reading

WPC: Face

WordPress weekly photo challenge: face.  Check out all the other great faces here.


This morning’s dog walk was along the easy-to-walk water company road through the nearby Mt. Baldy watershed. The other end of this space is a large dam on the edge of a fully… Continue reading

Apache Plume

My first thought upon seeing this flower… pink feather boa! But actually it has a better name: Apache Plume. This plant is native to the American southwest.  Photo taken in San Bernardino National… Continue reading


Best guess — California manroot.

Over Easy

(3 photos) We’ve been seeing this fabulous flower on our walks in the San Bernardino National Forest, and we’ve been calling it the fried egg flower. That would be a fried ostrich egg,… Continue reading

Quantum Entanglement

(2 photos)  Quantum entanglement is the current term for what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”.  An article titled Why Space And Time Might Be An Illusion describes quantum entanglement this… Continue reading

Silver Lining

Best guess — a Western Tailed-Blue.      

A Visit To An Old Friend

(3 photos) A few days ago I visited the Huntington Botanical Gardens. This beautiful carved marble seat is just on the edge of the Camellia Garden.  My camellias compare poorly to those in… Continue reading

An Ounce Of Prevention

(6 photos) On a mid-March dog walk I spotted these firefighters walking the ridge. I think they’re clearing trails that they’d use if they have to fight a fire, and I wonder if… Continue reading

He Lives Here Too

Dweller in the hedge.

WPC: Dinnertime

Dinnertime at El Capitan State Beach, California. Back at the campsite there is a roaring fire and wine in the Dixie Cups. This week, focus on dinnertime: share a meal with us, or… Continue reading


(6 images) I took a couple of pictures today and played with Photoshop filters. Some are pretty. Some are interesting. Some are perplexing. Some seem like they could be used to make greeting cards. … Continue reading

WPC: Future Fruit Salad

(5 photos) “This week, share an image that represents the potential of things to come.” See other visions of the future here.

WPC: Landscape

“For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting.”  I’ve chosen a view taken in 2010 during a bird… Continue reading

San Bernardino National Forest

(4 photos) I’ve never seen a California Poppy that’s so deeply orange in the center but so yellow-gold at the edges. What a beauty it is. Today’s small adventure was a visit to… Continue reading

A Morning Walk

More Bach In The Subways

The Bach In The Subways celebration was smart to choose the train station, because there was plenty of room for more than one performance at the same time.

Bach In The Subways

(6 photos)  Bach in the Subways celebrates the life of J. S. Bach and seeks to bring his music to folks who might otherwise never have the joy of meeting him.  His 331st… Continue reading

WPC: Dance

“There’s rhythm and motion all around us — this week, let’s capture some of it in a photo.  In this week’s challenge, share a photo of something that appears like dance to you.” … Continue reading

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