Monthly Archives: June 2015

Black Sage

May 16, 2014 I did not enjoy this wildflower season as much as I did last year’s. The heat brought too many flowers to bloom too quickly and I missed many of the main displays though I did encounter a few species that were new to me including Hubby’s Phacelia. Black sage is a common […]

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Weed’s Mariposa Lily

May 21, 2014 This strange flower grows on rocky ridges in these parts. I found this beauty along the crest of Whiting’s infamous Billy Goat Trail. The ragged edges of this flower are not a sign of decay, but the blossom at its best.

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Red Diamond Rattlesnake

Date: June 14, 2014 I encountered five rattlesnakes last year. This elder sprawled across a hiking path in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park that I was descending. I worked my way around him and took several shots with my zoom lens. I don’t believe in killing rattlesnakes. They eat rodents and rodents carry fleas which carry […]

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The Ruins

Date: April 26,2015 An 1812 earthquake brought down this church. For many years, the famous swallows of Capistrano lived on the upper walls. I took this while looking for places to take pinhole photographs. It is fortunate that I got these because I screwed up the winding of my pinhole film and obtained many blurry […]

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Yeah, I can be a smart ass sometimes

Date: April 26, 2015 After I finished taking my pinhole photos, I wandered around with my digital camera as well. Let me tell you this: nothing attracts a photographer like a sign saying that you shouldn’t take pictures, particularly when there is no good reason for it. Am I within my rights? Yep. If you […]

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Amtrak Passes

Date: April 26, 2015 I took this for World Pinhole Day, one of several I shot in San Juan Capistrano. Mission walls bored me quickly, so I sought out the tracks by the station and waited for one of the many late afternoon trains to pass. I stood about five feet back, but inside the […]

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