WILD KINGDOM

Today at Point Reyes, we were witness to a most extraordinary event. We had gone to see the Elephant Seals. Then by the side of the road a wolf which was stalking a herd of deer had the tables turned. The deer attacked the wolf; chasing it away from the herd. The standoff lasted a while; long enough for me to take these photographs.

We often think of deer like bambi. Here was proof that it is not the case.

ELEPHANT SEAL YAWN
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DEER CHASES WOLF

POINT REYES

THE SALTON SEA

THE SALTON SEA is reputedly 230 feet below sea level. Death valley is 279 feet below sea level. It is a curious place that shares some quirks with Mono lake. It was created in 1907 when the Colorado river overflowed; and  dying a slow death ever since. Still a resting place for many migrating birds.

SAND HILL CRANES
BLUE HERON
SNOW GEESE
BEACHES OF DEAD BARNACLES
POWER LINES
SAND HILL CRANES

CHARLES LUMMIS, A MAN AHEAD

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The museum of the Southwest, founded by Charles Lummis, is the oldest museum in Los Angeles. It is dedicated to the American Indian culture. A man of many talents who reminds me of George Champlin Mason in Newport.

If only the present caretakers would heed his vision.

MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST
MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST

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LUMMIS HOUSE
LUMMIS HOUSE
FRONT DOOR
FRONT DOOR
WINDOW WITH GLASS PLATES
WINDOW WITH GLASS PLATES
GREAT ROOM
GREAT ROOM

THANKSGIVING, THE SHADY SIDE OF THE STREET

 

 

This is a part of Los Angeles, a few square blocks that has a population of homeless nearly the size of Newport. In a city that promises to make you perfect.

Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday, yet is about as close as it can be to being one. According to the news more families re-unite than for Christmas. The American meal of Turkey is the American eucharist; where we give thanks for what we have. We should include these people in our thoughts and prayers.

NO BED OF ROSES
NO BED OF ROSES

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SAILING THROUGH LIFE

This is in response to those who asked:”Who are you?” It is a least a dimension.Boats have always been a part of my life. Naturally interwoven with the story of Newport.