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.
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.