Word Craft/Nature Focus

Monterey Bay live webcams for 2021

The world has changed since starting this annual post on Monterey Bay webcams. Until we’re done with COVID-19, webcams are still a good way to visit the bay or plan your visit. So here are the best coastal… Read More

Winter/Spring in Laguna Grande

Winter/spring is often a single season along the central California coast. Our winters are usually rainy and cool. This past December it was dry with mid-month temperatures reaching 77° Fahrenheit (25°C). Instead of welcoming wet winter, autumn was… Read More

Autumn in Laguna Grande 2

I couldn’t get all of my favorite lagoon birds in the previous post, so here are more starting with empty and decaying cliff swallow nests — a sure sign of fall. Some of the birds below are year-round… Read More

Curious Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of the curious observers, teachers and scientists working to wow and inform us. Thanks for 2016. Looking forward to your visual, verbal and written insights about our wondrous world next year. Wishing you well in 2017. Chris

Just clouds

Celebrating the rainstorm we had overnight with clouds from past autumn storms, and hoping that we get many more rain-heavy ones to ease our ongoing drought.