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January 31, 2020

Birds-eye view

tiny birds

Tiny birds at rest -- endlessly delightful.

January 30, 2020

tbt: First steps


We were the first ones on the beach that morning.

Throwback Thursday: Paradise Cove at 7:06 am on Nov. 11, 2012.

January 29, 2020

It's Puppy Wednesday!


Today we're celebrating with Daisy, who has the same double-time wag of her tail as the late, great Maisie. Here she is, expressing her approval of the the 7- and 9-year olds patting her head.

January 28, 2020

Event horizon

clouds over Palos Verdes

A bit of excitement over Palos Verdes the other day.

January 27, 2020

Bluffs Park these days

the light here has been so beautiful

This is winter in Malibu.

January 26, 2020

The colors here lately

horizon colors

It almost kind of sort of rained here last week and the skies were beautiful.

January 18, 2020

That was then: Ocean Park and the Venice boardwalk

Vintage postcard folder of Venice and Ocean Park, sometime in the 1920s, I think?

Ocean Park and Venice Beach

the Venice boardwalk, back in the day

January 17, 2020

A teeny tiny bit more rain

66 soothing seconds of solstice creek after the rain

I was skeptical about the promise of rain on Thursday and yet it came, light but steady, enough to water the garden and perk up (yes, again) (no, apparently I don't get tired of it) Solstice creek.

January 16, 2020

tbt: The end of the rainbow

Can't believe this is already 10 years ago, rainbow after a rainstorm.

tbt: Paradise Cove on 12.22.10

Throwback Thursday: Paradise Cove on Dec. 22, 2010

January 15, 2020

It's Puppy Wednesday!

As requested by the 7-year-old here, a photo of sleeping Daisy with her tongue sticking out.

oh Daisy

January 14, 2020

Beautiful hawk

It's rare to see the raptors here at eye level. They're usually on a branch or in the thermals, high up and far away. This was so surprising we paused our walk for a good long while, close enough for a photo but far enough (and still enough) for the hawk to feel safe and to stay.

hawk from afar

hawk in the morning

hawk in the grass

January 13, 2020

A new coyote has moved into the neighborhood

The Cuthbert cottage, set high on a hill, overlooked the conservancy land from a safe remove. Whoever passed by, passed well below. (And -- bonus -- there was an eight-foot fence.) Here at Casa de LOUD!, the tables are turned. The wildlife trail sits just above us and the watchers have become the watched.

it's not an easy life

all ears

just ignore the foolish human

January 12, 2020

The deer here this morning

Burned out of their traditional territories, the wild animals here have been going through a slow but steady redistribution, pushing east, various factions vying to claim the steep slopes on the hillside above our house. Their scent drives the dogs crazy.

hello, deer

those ears

the deer are back

along the wildlife trail

January 11, 2020

Santa Monica Mountains in winter

in the santa monica mountains

That Mulholland Highway is a shortcut we get to take several times a week never stops seeming miraculous.

January 10, 2020

Sea and clouds and that's pretty much all

just a couple of clouds

Just because the colors were so pretty.

January 9, 2020

tbt: When it used to rain

tbt: view from Point Dume 2.16.09

The winter of 2020 appears to have been canceled, or at least postponed, so in the meantime, here's a shot from a stormy week in 2010.

Throwback Thursday: Looking east from Point Dume on Feb. 16, 2010.

January 8, 2020

It's Puppy Wednesday!

border collie in the wind

We braved the wind the other day, gusts so strong that humans and canines alike struggled to stand.

January 7, 2020

Hummingbird takes a break

This was in Bluffs Park this morning, an Anna's (I think) hummingbird, fluffed up and warming in the morning sun.

hummingbird rests

hummingbird in bluffs park

hummingbird gets warm

January 6, 2020

Winter green

the lone oak in winter

January 4, 2020

And so the season ends

christmas is ending

The last night of the Christmas tree.

January 3, 2020

It never gets old

He's just so beautiful.

favorite oak and favorite hawk

this morning in the oak tree

hawk on duty

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!

happy new year

Hello, 2020.

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