Monday, January 21, 2008

When I say I'm uninspired...

...I'm not woofin' you in the least!

I did take six photos over the weekend, and selected the best least worthless just to show you that when the muse is away, nothing plays....

The first, believe it or not, shows part of a huge swarm of monarch butterflies. They are a Very Big Deal in Pismo Beach, California -- where all these pics were made -- and there were dozens of people standing around looking up at them, even though the sun was so low in the sky that all you could see were silhouettes. Me? I was thinking it's good these suckers don't poop like birds...



And here's a duck, notable only for the fact that you seldom look down on one this way unless you're standing on a bridge, which I was...



You get lots of trees with twisted branches by the beach...



And tide pools, too...



Did I mention I am incredibly bored? Not to mention being ***** and *****. I said I wouldn't mention them, and I won't. If either was cured -- or in the process of being cured -- I wouldn't be bored.

I'll do better next time I'm up there. Promise.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those butterflies were a major big deal up on the Monterey Peninsula when I lived there [LONG ago].

There was a butterfly festival with parades and such in Pacific Grove when they returned from Mexico.

fin

MrScribbler said...

fin -- I doubt the butterflies can afford Monterey these days any more than most humans can.

Come to think about it, Pismo's getting quite pricey, too....

DAL said...

The tide pool and the gnarly (!) trees are beautiful, Scribbs. The duck, well, it's a bird.

I forgot to click the butterfly photo before I wrote this comment, but I'm sure they're lovely :-)

Anonymous said...

These photos are great!!! Can't wait for more...LL

lubie said...

I love them all~

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing the pics Scrib. I like the tide pool one - very calming.

Anonymous said...

I love these pics! I always enjoy looking at pics that you post, you know.

Gill

Japee said...

Beautiful colours in that last shot - wow.