Sunday, February 28, 2010
This shot of a Marine Betta, taken tonight, shows how up-close & personal I can get to my underwater friends.
I would hope so after almost 10 years of interaction.
This fish is very friendly with me & me alone, but will attack Coconut, if he`s with me at the time of our interaction.
The fish seems protective of me, almost.
I hope to take a wildflower hike tomorrow, near my project site after I put everybody to work.
Cross your fingers for some shots of springtime in Malibu.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Out looking for tiny baby rabbits to shoot tonight, I saw the moon in the Sycamore.
That could be the opening sentence of a new book, but it`snot.
I do hope though, to be able to shoot some baby bunnies soon.
Have a nice day.
I may go shoot some trails & paths tomorrow. (Thanks AndiF)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A little change of pace today.
As you may have noticed, I have a new "header" posted.
It is comprised of repetitive images of a little spring loaded bouncer in one of our gardens.
I simply gave her a different colored dress here & there.
On Planet Earth, a collection of random shots beginning with a surfer, Teri, & Charlie, who "don`t surf".
That`s for another post though.
The main posted image is of a Royal Gramma, a little upset that I`ve cornered her in a rocky hole & knows she must let herself be shot, to rid herself of a pesky invader,.. me.
The wildflowers are starting to overtake winter here, so I`ll soon be going into the hills, to try my luck at shooting them.
Have a beautiful day.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A little trip into the past when California was a land divided into pueblos.
One can imagine this.
Pueblo of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, founded in 1781; patented August 4. 1875 to the City of Los Angeles; containing 17,172.37 acres.
These pueblos, or Land Grants, stretched from San Diego To San Jose, in the north.
Some were over 55 thousand acres.
This structure was built as a stable, but now we`d say a fortress.
It`s an historical building I spotted a month or so ago & have been looking for it ever since.
I found it today.
What I also found a few blocks away were two steer.
I pulled over to pretend to ask them for directions & surreptitiously took a few shots of one of them.
I couldn`t resist coupling the two, into one iconic image of the old California Rancheros.
Please click to see the rest of this amazing building from this morning`s shoot.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I know I mentioned posting something else tonight, but Teri & I had decided to remember Cheryl, our neighbor who passed away a year ago today.
I came home at 10:00 AM & we went down in the yard where we have some of her statues.
This is one of my favorites.
Later in the evening I took a shot of the setting sun, an "eye" in the sky.
Then mysteriously the sky cleared & Cheryl seemed to do a close flyby of the moon, & then again, only closer.
Rest in Peace, Cheryl
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Yesterday I went down to Malibu Masonry for some supplies.
I then stopped in at Malibu Lumber.
This is a new little retail center built on the site of the Malibu Lumber Yard, a place I did many building supply purchases over 35 years.
But all things must come to pass & the lumber yard now exists only as the sign declaring a new high dollar joint.
There is one redeeming factor about the place & that is that Olivia has opened a fashion shop there with a friend she never mentioned.(at least to me)
This is also a place where, as you`ll see in one of the images, paparazzi are not welcome.
Strange that they should mention that, since we don`t appreciate any of them anywhere in Malibu.
I then went north to my old friend`s place, Zuma Orchids, to show him & his wife the blog post I did of him.
He was thrilled about it & he`ll have thousands of new & different orchids blooming in about six weeks.
Look forward to them, as I`ll be shooting them at that time.
Have a great day.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Things end up in a reef from god knows where.
This starfish, one of many, is presently footing it across an expanse of little light galaxies, a background created from a large anemone.
Click on this image to see the little star on the background, of a larger setting.
My girls brought me a pleasant surprise tonight, themselves, bearing birthday gifts.
They are all three amazing
Monday, February 8, 2010
The poppies are out already.
There`s a yellow one beyond, & I hope to get some orange morphs also.
The sunsets are still on full power also.
Because of posting them, I`m backed up with other images I take, but they`ll go into my posting reserves I guess.
Have a great day.
Watch for a "Starburst" tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
The month of my birthday just started.
Please go to the images beyond this one to see more of what I`m expecting for my special month.
At the same time I`ll try & give you the pleasure of my presents.
I try & not investigate what kind of weather you`re all having, since I don`t want to jinx mine.
Have a nice day tomorrow.
BTW, The blue herons are decimating my pond Koi.
More on that tomorrow.