Overlapping reflections of yellow iris leaves create abstract patterns in pond


dawn sky and reflections in the ocean
And then there’s the little wispy bits of mist…

As I’ve said in other posts, the one benefit of getting up at sparrowfart in order to travel without wasting a whole day is that you get to see the dawn. And take pictures of it. So here are the pictures.

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Autumn fogs

golden retriever standing in calm ocean, fog in background
Our Dog doesn’t care if it’s foggy—as long as there’s water to stand in.

One of the things I love about autumn on the west coast is the fogs. Oh, they can make the days dull and grey, but they also leave everything festively strewn with tiny glorious glittering drops. And when you get both sun and fog—well.   Continue reading “Autumn fogs”

Leaf on water

leaf on water

Well, the drought is certainly over. The question is whether we’ll see enough moments when it’s not raining to get yard work done before next summer. Right now that’s looking iffy.

But actually it did stop for a while today, so I managed to get out for a dogwalk and take a few pictures. Unsurprisingly, the pictures all involve water. Here’s the first one.

Rock and reflection

rock and reflections

This is to soothe us after that rather unsettling previous post.

I’m actually more taken by the abstract shapes of the lighter areas than the rock itself.

Rock and ripples 1

rock and ripples

I do like how rocks and water and light work together to produce exquisite effects. This is one of a bunch of photos I shot in late December; I’ll post the rest of them later.


pond reflections

One of the things I love most about where we live is our pond. Okay, in summer it drops and mostly turns into a mudhole, but in wetter times of year it certainly makes up for it.

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