We were the first ones on the beach that morning.
Throwback Thursday: Paradise Cove at 7:06 am on Nov. 11, 2012.
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.
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.
Can't believe this is already 10 years ago, rainbow after a rainstorm.
Throwback Thursday: Paradise Cove on Dec. 22, 2010
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.
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.
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.
That Mulholland Highway is a shortcut we get to take several times a week never stops seeming miraculous.
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.
This was in Bluffs Park this morning, an Anna's (I think) hummingbird, fluffed up and warming in the morning sun.