Category Archives: Seagulls

POLKA-DOTTED SEA GULL CHICKS ARRIVE IN LA JOLLA!

6 - June in La Jolla 2016 W

POLKA-DOTTED SEA GULL CHICKS ARRIVE!  La Jolla has become a breeding site now for the California Western Gulls.  I counted more than 30 seagull nests from the La Jolla Cove to South Casa Beach this June.  It is a rare treat to be able to see the sea gull chicks with their polka-dotted feathers and their huge feet.  It takes only a week before they start jumping up & down & flapping their wings as if to say “I can’t wait to fly!”  Both parents take care of the sea gull chicks so it is a real family environment.  The seagull parents must protect their chicks from marauding gulls who will try to steal the fish & tuna crabs that they regurgitate for their chicks to eat.  Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA DREAMING ON SUCH A WINTER’S DAY – San Diego Green Flash Sunset

LINGERING AT THE BEACH – Reflections by the sea on a sandy beach with a sea water mirror, ocean art created by the tides in the sand seem like trees & roots today, San Diego sunset with a green flash spark on the horizon.  Don’t blink or you will miss it!  Don’t hurry home after the sunset or you will miss the pink & purple afterglow on all the clouds.  Turning to the east the moon is rising above palm tree silhouettes.  These are the days when I remember living in a snowy winter landscape and played California Dreamin’ by the Mama & Papas over & over.  San Diego winter is warm & lovely, but I still go home softly humming California Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day.  

WALKING BY THE SEA – PAUSING TO BREATHE IN THE BEAUTY

November 2014 Art Journal - Page 138 WATERMARK

WALKING ALONG THE SEA IN LA JOLLA ON A LOVELY DECEMBER DAY.  I pause often.  Time is not important.  I am in the moment of the beauty of this life.  The harbor seals wave to me as the tide moves in, Heerman’s Gulls glide by Brown Pelicans, a flock of Cormorants swims out to sea on the waves, a rainbow appears in the sea spray on the bluffs & sunset is breathtaking.  Some days I just never want to go home from the beach.

Daily Art Journal 2014 – Watercolor illustration