Waves breaking over the end of a jetty

Waves breaking over the end of a jetty across the way.

Fun fact: I discovered that if the wind is strong enough, it can blow a camera neck strap up and completely off of your head.

Not so fun fact: It was also blowing the tethered lens cap on directly into my face.

#waves #ocean #coast #jetty #photo

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Pelican above the bluffs

Walked down to the pier on a gloomy day while my car was in the shop. People were pretty good at spreading out and wearing masks (prob. because the city started fining people back in summer).

Among other shorebirds, I saw a group of a half dozen pelicans whirling around and diving for fish.

#birds #sky #pelican #photo #gloomy

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So much for “never eat anything bigger than your head.”

A fox squirrel chowing down on magnolia seeds in the park this morning.

So much for “never eat anything bigger than your head.”

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Fox Squirrel

The AI helpfully identified this as a magnolia, somehow missing the squirrel taking up most of the frame. 🙂

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Let the biker beware.

Let the biker beware.

It may look innocuous now, but when it produces zillions of seed pods with sharp spikes on them, it’ll *earn* the name puncture vine.

I *hate* these things, and they grow all along the nearest bike path. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve patched bicycle tires because of them.

#puncturevine #plants

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Smoky sun, late afternoon.…

Smoky sun, late afternoon.

We’ve had some ashfall over the past week, but for the most part, the air quality at ground level has only been awful, not unbearable. Especially since the heat wave subsided.

But the light has just been *wrong*. Normal clouds in the morning breaking up to reveal a layer of smoke behind them, letting through yellow-orange, almost but not quite late afternoon light at midday. I went out for a walk after work, once it had cooled down and saw this.

#photo #smoke #sun

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