We are starting to dry out here
so naturally eager to get out of the house, we went for a walk this morning. And naturally, due to the weeks of heavy rain, everything planted was green
These little insects seemed very happy to be foraging in the rosemary.
The trees, no doubt expanding with ingested water, were shedding their winter coats.
My shirt almost matches the bark and the IWC "Climate Action" hints that I am taking action towards the climate (getting warmed a bit in the sun is what I am really doing)
The water in the channel was silky smooth. Birds were out everywhere, like we were, soaking up the sun.
Flowers and insects also gratefully catching some rays.
Even the birds of paradise flowers.
I observed two cormorants -- one was making eyes at the other. Can you guess which is the female?
Look at that makeup!! He can't -- he is wondering if he can make an escape. See the look in his eye? Go to a big monitor to see what I mean - it might not show in a phone...
A pelican drifts thoughtfully across the channel as the light reflects brightly off some boats in the distance.
Tiny bugs keep crawling into my flower macros!
A few more birds are taking advantage of the tall light poles in this area.
Look at the speckled breast on this one!
This fellow in the Hobie paddle kayak said he was getting some good bass this morning. He was sure equipped for catching fish, with a Garmin fishfinder handy at his knee.
Some folks optimistically heading out with Offshore Adventure for a whale watching morning.
I did that once, on this boat, with this company. We got a bit too close for my comfort. A gray whale like this is about the size and weight of a school bus - you can only see its upper edge here.
This gives you an idea of where we are walking.
Heading back away from the bay we find a happy bottlebrush tree.
And I get my first hummingbird photo of the new season. I keep shooting, hoping for a better image.
It's a bit embarrassed by all the pollen in its face, but poses for me anyway.
We finally stroll over to the wharf and visit Tommy Gomes, the Fishmonger
. Tommy pulls out a spiny lobster from his tank "for my viewers". We decide not to take this fellow home, and
wind around the back of the wharf to check out Tommy's Ford Pickup.
Worn out, we head for home and encouraged by this bird who is chowing down on berries, decide we need some breakfast.
A BLT sounds good to me (bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich)
PS - the rainfall documentation. I think our pal InDebtButOnTime might be bailing out his basement right now, as the river was over flood stage on Tuesday and Wednesday.