Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
There's always a lot to see on the beach - not just in the water, but along the shore and on the bluffs. Sunday was no exception.
All kinds of kelp and seaweed, rocks and shells.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of squirrels have burrowed into the cliff face. Most are bold enough to venture onto the sand, regardless of the presence of people.
This unknown California native wildflower was growing right along the handrail on the staircase that leads down the cliff, thriving despite the constant salt air.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
My daughter took me along for a walk on the beach while she surfed. We went to the Campgrounds, which was packed with tourists, eager to get in some beach time.
A local fisherman was working his line in quicksilver waters, while tie dyed tourists tossed frisbees and footballs.
This little guy was ready to give it a go in his pint sized wetsuit.
Up the stairs, a quick rinse to get the salt off and we were away.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
That's a seed head from a gallardia flower, shown below. Some people call it a painted daisy. This type is called "Goblin".
It blooms all year here and reseeds profusely.
A closer look shows a wee bug, making a meal of the flower, and scurrying away from the camera as fast as he can.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
A photo montage of our town came to my attention recently. It's interesting to take a fresh look at local scenes through someone else's eyes. All photographs are by Charlie Neuman.
Above, joggers make their way south on the bluff edge above the ocean, while below, bikers take a leisurely ride on the sand.
Dusk settles as people wend their way home along the coast highway.