Yesterday we had the most glorious weather- it was bursting with spring! It reminded me of a backpacking trip we took last March to Henry Coe State Park; the park was absolutely gorgeous! Here’s one of my favorites 🙂
Brief news update: Most of my photos for the next few months will be from the archives as I’m having surgery in a week and a half for a torn ligament in my knee and torn cartilage in my hip. Both of these problems were long term issues that can be fixed (aka I should have done this sooner). While I’ll be a bit laid-up for a while, I’m hoping I’ll be able to have a better standard of living when I’m well. So here’s to the future! Plus, it’ll be a good opportunity to really manage all of my photos like I’ve said I was going to do! 😛
Happy spring everyone!
Over the holidays we went and visited Matt’s family in Salinas and took a day trip down the coast to the Big Sur area. We stopped at Andrew Molera State Park for a couple of hours and enjoyed where the Big Sur River exits to the Sea.
At the Redwood City site.
I have been monitoring at a construction site on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land (they’re replacing a sewage line under the marsh using micro-tunneling) in Redwood City for awhile. Even though I’m just sitting on a barren levee and half of the immediate area consists of old salt ponds it’s still pretty there.
We’re in a drought here in California. Today the thermometer was in the 70s, when it’s supposed to be 30 degrees colder. The trees in my backyard are blooming. II’m usually not a huge fan of winter, but I miss it. It’s supposed to be here and it’s not. We had a cold snap in late November/early December, and I got a few photos of this while monitoring out in Marin at the same site where the egret and grebe photos came from. So maybe if I post some winter-y photos, the storms and rain will come.
I got to spend some time today uploading and updating, and I saw this photo again and felt like I should post it. I took a couple of seconds away from a brachiopod survey in the Central Valley to appreciate the scene. While I no longer live there, it’s still nice to visit and every time I forget how beautiful it can be.
In other news, I’ve had a cool wildlife monitoring gig going for the past month and half, and I’ve got some fun photos to share. They’ll be up soon!
I had never been to Baker Beach before and after being invited over for a barbeque, I had the “Oh so THIS is that beach where everyone takes those pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge” moment. I wasn’t cool enough to walk away without trying for something, and I think it turned out rather nice.