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Bathed in light

Posted: January 8, 2021 in Nature
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Playing with editing again at the start of this new year. Winter looks different in the Southwest…and feels different, too. Yesterday I was sitting on our back patio reading and basking in the sun. Of course it’s in the mid-thirties when I get up in the morning, but it’s generally managed to edge into the mid-sixties or higher by mid-afternoon. Since I can’t have snow, I guess I’ll take it. ๐Ÿ™‚

In Descanso Gardens, even the small places are attractive.

Although when in the sleepy pod the first day I saw them these American pelicans looked, with the exception of their exceptional beaks, completely white, on this day they were showing off their underlying black decorative touches.

โ€œLife is better in black and white!โ€
โ€• Avijeet Das

โ€œWhen you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!โ€
โ€• Ted Grant

Does this count for birds, too? Stretch those wings!

โ€œThe most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.โ€
โ€• Vikrmn, 10 Alone

Little photo bombing snowy egret in the background.

Photo bombing again, but in aggressive cormorant black. Doesn’t the middle pelican look as if it has its proverbial hands on proverbial hips in annoyance?

It’s also Pearl Harbor Day here in the U.S. as well as my mom’s and good friend’s birthdays. Can you imagine living in California and having your birthday on Pearl Harbor Day? Not the best birthday my mom ever had!

by the seat of our pants these days. Some of us just do it more easily and naturally.

for Six Word Saturday 11.14.20