Bettye Winters photographed this glorious sunset recently.

Sometimes you almost can't believe the beauty you are seeing! Thanks to Bettye for allowing me to share her photo with  you here.

Hall and Jane Kelley were walking with their dog when they spotted four of these wildflowers in Gualala. They found a rare sighting of Pink Star Tulip, Calochotus uniflorus.

What a wonderful find! Thanks to Hall for allowing me to share his photos with you here.

Pat Maxwell found this small bird, a Brown Creeper, stunned from his collision with her window.

The bird rested while, as Pat put it, his brain unscrambled. She said it then pooped in her hand and flew off! Brown Creepers are woodland birds. They spiral up the tallest tree they can find, looking for insects and spiders. The male's song is very high - it's easy to miss it. If  you'd like to hear their call, here is the link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Thanks to Pat for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

Last Wednesday, when storm clouds were clearing out, a double rainbow appeared in the late afternoon. Rozann Grunig captured it soaring over woods and into the Pacific Ocean.

Paul Brewer also photographed it, albeit from a different location.

Today we have blue skies. Tomorrow the last in a series of storms is expected in the afternoon. 75.53 inches have fallen this season at our place in Anchor Bay. A "normal" rainfall year is 50 inches. Bye, bye drought!

Thanks to Rozann and Paul for allowing me to share their rainbow photos with you here.


Ospreys signify spring to me. The males often return from their wintering ground far to our south around the first of spring. The nest we watch from our home in Anchor Bay totally blew down in the winter storms. The male arrived and began working on building a new nest. The female arrived about two weeks later. She is now sitting on the nest, so perhaps there are eggs in there.

Allen Vinson trained his camera on an Osprey in flight. They have such powerful wings.

Ospreys, also called Sea Hawks, fish in our rivers and the ocean. It is a joy to live where Ospreys choose to nest.

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