Surprise Cactus

November was quite the change of pace for us. We traveled to southern California for a birthday party, then out to the Phoenix, Arizona (nearer Surprise, actually) to visit a couple friends. Then back to Ventura County for Thanksgiving, then back home. I have always had a deep affection for the American Southwest. Wide open … Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path

I was out exploring a popular biking/hiking trail the other day. Well, not so much exploring the trail as the area off to the side of the trail. On the back side of this large tree, I saw a cluster of shelf mushrooms (I think they are called “Root Rot”). Looking closer, I spotted this … Continue reading

Always Have a Backup Plan

Been kinda a crazy month – so much so that I find myself without a new photo for the wallpaper. Fortunately, I have one or two older pictures I can choose from. This one is from November 2011, an  iconic image of Seattle and the Space Needle taken from Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill. … Continue reading