B&W: Pond

Huntington Botanical Gardens. San Marino, California
Huntington Botanical Gardens. San Marino, California

Monochrome Thursday

Somersault

Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach, California

Magnificent Pink Flower

Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.
Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.

I was wandering towards the exit of the Getty Villa, when this magnificent flower appeared in front of me. It was a very pleasant surprise.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Dragons Container

San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas
San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas. Asian art.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

B&W: Island Fox

Santa Barbara Zoo. California
Santa Barbara Zoo. California

This cute little fox (Urocyon littoralis) is native to the Channel Islands of California. There are six subspecies, and interestingly each are unique to the island it lives on.

The small size of the island fox is an adaptation to the limited resources available in the islands environment. The largest of the subspecies occurs on Santa Catalina Island and the smallest on Santa Cruz Island.

During my visit to Channel Islands, I didn’t see one because I visited Anacapa Island, which is the only island where the fox did not persist because it has no reliable source of fresh water.

A friend of mine who visited another Channel Island, Santa Cruz Island, told me that she saw various foxes during her visit, and that they are so used to humans that they generally get close to them. Isn’t it cool? I would love to see one in front of me, at their natural habitat.

Look Up

Mexico City
Mexico City Downtown

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

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Trees/Arbres

Mexico City
Mexico City. One of my favorite places to read: Chapultepec forest.

Chaque arbre se confie au destin de grandir,

grimper de branche pour saisir l’horizon

il acquiesce ou dit non

se maintient bras ouverts

dominant l’herbe rase

il s’agite il s’effeuille

pour cent ans perdurer

et donner à la terre la leçon du bon sens

-Philippe Jones