Happy Boxing Day

Dec 26, 2014 by Janine |
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

We recently got back from a trip to the Everglades and Miami for the holidays.

Got a thousand pictures to sort through (literally) but in the meantime here are some recent shots from around here.

Atala butterfly chrysalises



Feeder action



I was wondering why this hummingbird looked different, and realized that there is pollen all over her head!









The last of the California pics. I took a day to visit Santa Cruz, and stopped off at Natural Arches park to see the wintering Monarch butterflies.

















The Natural Arches



The naturalist there told me that the park is known for its excellent tide pools. So I ended up staying the rest of the afternoon, braving slippery rocks and rogue waves, and had a great time!













Can you see the stone fish in this one?



Closer look







I had to stop at this lighthouse. The sun was in the perfect spot.



Happy holidays to all!



Birds, Monterey Aquarium

Dec 11, 2014 by Janine |
Chilly weather in South Florida this week. Lots of birdies around.

















Great Horned owl at Riverbend



Big talons



Monterey Bay Aquarium

















Halfway through the California shots now, over a month later :)