Apologies for the semi-abandoned look to the blog. I’d planned on being back on a blogging schedule by now, but a couple of things have been going on that have sucked up free time. Memo to self: when you open up the hood on something and look inside, try to resist uttering the phrase “as long as I’m doing these other things, it shouldn’t take long to fix this other stuff that I’ve wanted to do….”
Ooops. And right now, I’m crunching to be ready since I’m headed to Morro Bay for a couple of days with the camera as I head out to Piedras Blancas in search of interesting Elephant Seal photos.
In the meantime, please amuse yourself with last weekend’s outing. Laurie and I finally got out to Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, north of Sacramento. It was a 400 mile day trip, long, but interesting and I’m glad I finally got out to that preserve — it’s gorgeous. The primary subject for photos that day were Greater White-Fronted Geese, who put on a rather nice show.
You can see more images from that trip by visiting this flickr slideshow.
The reason for the Piedras Blancas trip is that it’s a good time of year for action as the bulls are looking for females and are in their “really grumpy” mood. This weekend may be interesting because there’s a high tide that’s going to compress the animals onto a smaller part of the beach, which would encourage grumpiness. And hilarity may ensue. or at least a lot of smelly, huge beasts making lots of noise and fury.
And the other attraction? They’re uglier than I am….
You can see images from my previous visits to Piedras Blancas here.