Back to Emma Wood!


We realized it’s been about 4 months since our last walk at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, California. This morning we arrived shortly before dawn to revisit our favorite beach walk. The tide was low but not low enough for us to walk along the sand for long.


As the light increased I enjoyed the subtle pastel colors in the sky and the iridescent colors on the water. Wish I could capture that iridescence in my photos.



You have to look closely to see the cute beach birds (Sanderlings) on the rocks…


Clearly this guy can’t read!

Hope your weekend is going well…

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Outdoor Wednesday ~ Walks and Birds!

Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer started Outdoor Wednesday where you can post any outdoor photos you’d like to share.

My outdoor photos this week were taken Saturday at the beach and Tuesday on a walk with my bloggy friend Willow.


These little Sanderlings are so much fun to watch because they move really quickly all together.


On Saturday it seemed like the SeaGulls wanted to fly right at my camera.



We have seen lots of Pelicans flying just above the water on our walks. This is the first one we’ve seen just resting on the sand.

It’s been raining in Southern California for a few days now so on our walk today Willow and I saw this waterfall that we generally do not see during most of our dry days here.


Quail are the State Bird for California and we saw a nice little group of them. Such a great looking bird.

Usually these little birds flit about so much I can’t get a photo but this group decided to sit still long enough for me to click away.

More evidence of our rain here. This little run-off creek is generally bone dry on our walks but today it was babbling quite nicely for us!

For more Oudoor Wednesday visit Susan here.

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Emma Wood Beach in November


Dear and I headed up to Emma Wood State Beach early Saturday morning. It’s been several weeks since we’ve done our favorite walk and it was great to be back…


It was High Tide so we had very few steps directly on the sand.



The Fall/Winter birds were back in town. We saw lots of Godwits and Sanderlings. We saw so many Pelicans but they were all far from my camera and moving in formation across the water…


Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and demanding a ransom for me to access them. I’m slowly cleaning up many of my posts where PB have added ugly black and grey boxes where my photos used to be. So frustrating!