SEA GULLS ALWAYS STAND ON THE WALL ABOVE THE HARBOR SEALS – They hope for handouts, but often just spend time watching me watching them!
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
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.