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."
The light can be magical here on the coast. Anne Mary Schaefer captured this beautiful moment in time at Manchester State Park with wildflowers and grasses kissed by the sun.
Anne Mary's photo looks like a painting, don't you think?
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see her pet photography, here is her website: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Anne Mary Schaefer photographed this beautiful sight a few weeks ago.
Isn't it lovely? Anne Mary is a talented pet photographer too. She photographed our rescue golden retriever, Sunny, some months ago. Anne Mary captured a nice smile from our Sunny!
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photos with you here. Her photography website is: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Manchester Beach is a coast treasure with five miles of sandy beach. Anne Mary Schaefer recently photographed a sunset there with a flock of shorebirds in the foreground.
To learn more about Manchester State Park, here is their website: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=437
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see Anne Mary's Pawpawrazzi Pet Photography website, here is the link: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com/
Anne Mary Schaefer saw this magnificent sight at Manchester State Park.
Wildflowers on the bluffs are so wonderful this year after a normal rain year. Trees and bushes are showing tremendous growth this year too, surely a result of all the rain.
Thanks to Anne Mary for allowing me to share her photo with you here. To see much more of Anne Mary's photography, here is her website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtistryByAnneMary?ref=hdr_shop_menu