Friday, January 31, 2020

Hello There

The first dove sighting of 2020...only one, though--not sure where his/her partner is.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Glam Church

 Doesn't this light fixture look as if it belongs in a bar or restaurant?
 It's actually in All Souls' Episcopal Church...
Where I enjoyed a free concert of songs by John Dowland (1563-1626) and Henry Purcell (1659-1695) performed by the Bach Collegium.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Strike a Pose

 This beauty was singing away...

Friday, January 24, 2020

Year of the Rat

Happy Lunar New Year! (It's the year of the rat, not the dragon, but I don't have a picture of a rat!)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Salton Sea: The Birds

 The whole reason for our trip to the Salton Sea--other than the fact that we like road trips--was to see birds, specifically, sandhill cranes. Alas, I forgot to bring my camera, so these rather crappy cellphone photos are all I have. But it was wonderful!

An egret.
 The cranes! Two of them, right by the road.
 TONS of geese.

 The same cranes!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Salton Sea: The Surroundings

 The Salton Sea is surround by geothermal energy plants. It's a bit incongruous to see these gnarly industrial sites...

 And this is a Spreckels sugar plant...apparently they are making sugar from sugar beets here.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Salton Sea: Along the Way

 We made a trip to the Salton Sea. (If you don't know the strange saga of the Salton Sea, definitely Google it!)

We haven't been in a long time, and this time we went specifically to see birds: it's a winter migratory flyover.

Along the way, we came upon this: the International Banana Museum. So marvelous!
 Look at the banana on top of the Banana Man's head! And he appears to light up!
 Banana yellow car.

 Not sure what's going on here...
 And I think they might need a new sign!
 Bananas. Bait. Ice. Beer.

 And the dancing date shake man!