Tricia Schuster caught some beautiful light as the sun was setting recently.

Tricia also noticed this sweet fawn looking up at her window.

Thanks to Tricia for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

The Thursday Ramblers were out exploring at Manchester State Beach several weeks ago. They walked along the long-closed Alder Creek Road. It has gotten very overgrown, but there were lots of native wildflowers this summer. Mary Sue Ittner sent in these photos.

Looks like they had a beautiful day for their ramble. Here is a Seep-spring Monkey Flower, Mimulus guttatus.

And Seaside Daisy, Erigeron glaucus.

Thanks to Mary Sue for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

We have had a lot of fog on the coast this past week. It does clear in the afternoon, but soon returns. This is why some people call August by the name "Fogust."

Peter Cracknell captured a fun photo of a Doe peering at him, her head just above the tall grasses.

Here's a photo Thom Matson took, similar to Peter's except with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Thanks to Peter and Thom for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

George Anderson wrote, “We have not had any [California] Quail chicks in our backyard hedgerow for about five years. This year, a bonanza! The picture shows the young ones nestling and preening after a dust bath. How many can you count? 20 seems to be the consensus answer, but it’s challenging with such great protective coloration.”

It's hard to tell exactly how many little ones are in there! Siegfried Matull took one of my favorite photos of a Quail family, all lined up and easily counted.

There are fourteen little chicks in Siegfried's photo, with the father on the right and the mother on the left.

Thanks to George and Siegfried for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

Craig Tooley took this photo of a tiny Mouse, and it sure does look cute!


I think Craig photographed a House Mouse, Mus musculus. However you feel about rodents, you have to admit this is a sweet photo.

Thanks to Craig for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website: