A quick post from Michael L's kitchen (where hummingbirds stop by outside the window to grab some nectar!)
I've been treated to a visual feast here in northern California and look forward to sharing more on this thread over time once I get home and get time to sift through the thousands of pictures I've taken on my short visit.
A lot of miles have been covered thanks to Michael, Cris and an old school friend who has lived in SF city for a decade. (My concentration gets disturbed by a hummingbird turf war a few feet from me!!) We've been north to the Point Reyes peninsula, south as far as Pacific Grove to visit Brooks, around Monterey Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains and then up the coastal Route 1 highway along some stunning Pacific coastline.
Yesterday, I spent a rewarding day with Cris who showed me some of the fantastic Marin headlands territory where he is doing a visual art project as an art center affiliate. We walked out to Point Bonita lighthouse, saw some of the war batteries in the immediate area and generally enjoyed the relative quiet of the area.
A day and a half left to explore some more with Michael. Some interesting inland targets on the agenda today. It's gonna be a warm one....
Below is a shot from the Bedwell Bayfront Park salt marsh/pond area. Crazy natural architecture.