I went back to the same marsh I’d visited in early December, after a few …

I went back to the same marsh I’d visited in early December, after a few more rainstorms. The ponds had spread, covering trails I’d walked along just a few weeks earlier. Ducks and geese had arrived in force.

I could also swear I heard a frog, but I couldn’t see it, and even with the weird southern California seasons, I don’t think it’s the right time for frogs to be out. I should’ve asked at the visitor center.

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Last weekend I went for a hike at a local marsh. The lower areas are …

Last weekend I went for a hike at a local marsh. The lower areas are filling with water again now that we’ve had a few rainstorms.

I made a point of going late in the afternoon to catch some golden hour light, which didn’t work out quite as well as I was hoping, but I think this shot came out reasonably interesting.

Not sure, but I think I walked through this pond last time I was here and it was all dry ground.

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Ducks feeding in a marsh pond. The last time I was here, the entire marsh …

Ducks feeding in a marsh pond. The last time I was here, the entire marsh had dried out for summer. After a couple of fall rainstorms (which, if they’d come sooner, night have at least cut down on the massive wildfires last month), parts of the marsh have flooded again for winter.

I was halfway there before I realized I hadn’t brought the film camera, but I at least had the Canon, which has a more powerful zoom anyway.

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Storm water pond: Now with added storm water!

Storm water pond: Now with added storm water!

Storm water pond: Now with added storm water!

It rained pretty hard last night near home, and clearly it rained hard enough here that mud was flowing over the sidewalks, and the detention pond still had water at noon. On a related note, yes, they’re still watering the lawn too much here. At least there’s a lot less of it than there used to be before the renovation, between the hollow and all the planters full of native and otherwise less-thirsty plants and wood chips behind where I was standing. #pond #losangeles #rainwater

Liftoff!

Liftoff!

#seagull #wings #park #pond #green

Liftoff!

#seagull #wings #park #pond #green

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I slowly crept up toward the seagull hoping to get a photo of it perched on that pole, but it calmly turned around and flew off. I thought I’d missed it when I snapped the photo, but it turns out that I’d caught it just unfurling its wings.

And yes, the water really is that green. Ew.

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