I’ve been working on a Lightroom catalog of older images going back to 2002. Something that’s been discussed is opening original raw files in the latest conversion tools. It is amazing how much detail LR can pul out of earlier … Continue reading
Rain has begun in earnest and it seems to mark a seasonal transition. Shorter days are upon us and Halloween can’t be too far away.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
After an early morning at the Golden Gate and a most welcome rest stop at Peets, we headed to Muir Woods National Monument. It is an astonishingly beautiful place that’s very hard to capture in photographs. There are deciduous trees … Continue reading
Mendocino Coast Botanical Graden
The camera can see more than our eyes can at night. Facing west, we could see the Milky Way but not the light at the horizon. What is it?
This view is toward the southeast from the beach at The Sea Ranch. Jupiter was the brightest light in the sky (Uranus was conjunct with Jupiter and behind it). The horizon glow might be from inland cities like Santa Rosa … Continue reading
Seen along the California coast at The Sea Ranch. This rock formation looked very much like the head of a snapping turtle to me.
Regional Parks Botanical Garden, Tilden Park.
I first saw this flower in Oregon and added it to my own garden some years later. It grows from corms and self propagates. In New Zealand it is considered an environmental weed. Photographed at a school near my home.
Last evening while a good friend and I were in the John Muir National Historic Site for a glimpse of the full moon rising over Mt. Diablo, we met up with a Park Ranger who was going to lead a … Continue reading
Honeybees again, this time on Buckwheat. Amazingly busy and resourceful creatures.