Tag Archives: Ocean Life

LOBSTER BOATS IN LA JOLLA – PHOTOS & DRAWINGS

LOBSTER SEASON OPENS IN LA JOLLA & FROM THE SHORE I OBSERVE PELICANS RIDING ON THE BOATS AND SEA LIONS WAITING FOR A BREAKFAST BAIT HANDOUT AS THE LOBSTER TRAPS ARE EMPTIED.  CALIFORNIA SPINY LOBSTERS ARE NOT “TRUE” LOBSTERS AS THEY HAVE NO CLAWS.  One time a bunch of lobster traps washed up into La Jolla Cove after a storm & the lifeguards emptied the traps of all the lobsters, put them into buckets and returned them out to the marine reserve park where fishing is illegal.  It was wonderful to see that these creatures had a second chance at life. 

PATTERN SERIES – CORMORANT ILLUSTRATIONS WITH PHOTOS

Pattern Ideas series – Cormorants in La Jolla. Using my photos with illustrations lightens my soul. In the early morning Brandt Cormorants fly into the sea to fish. In the late afternoon they return flying in a single line to rest on the bluff. I carry this beauty in my heart.

BRANDT’S CORMORANTS IN LA JOLLA

EARLY MORNING IN LA JOLLA – Hundreds of Brandt’s Cormorants on the bluff flapping their wings & entering the sea for an early morning breakfast!  I carry this beauty in my heart.