This White Egret was feeding, along the shore of Point Pinos (Pacific Grove, CA). There was 12-16 foot surf that day, so the tidal zone was sometimes overrun.
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The Gabilan Mountains, with Fremont Peak, are green, from the winter rains. Also, Carr Lake is transformed from row crops.
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Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Mountains are green from the winter rains. The row crop fields (foreground), of the Salinas Valley, are bare, awaiting spring, for planting.
2017 0103CA Salinas ValleyCloudPanoramaPlacesShadowsSubjectType of Photograph
This is the Salinas Valley, before most of the crops are planted.
2012 0103PanoramaPlacesPlantsSalinas ValleyTreeType of Photograph
Almost annually and for a brief time, a light blanket of snow is placed on Mount Toro and the other hills around the Salinas Valley. It is during our rainy season, so the hills are green.
2012 0103Carmel ValleyPanoramaPlacesPlantsSnowSubjectTreeType of Photograph
From Panziera Road, the Salinas Valley, with its row crops, is rather beautiful. Though the Salinas River is primarily underground, the line of trees mark the river's path.
2015 0103Ca Salinas ValleyCropMonterey CountyPanoramaPlacesPlantType of Photograph
This view of the Salinas Valley is from the Fort Ord Trail.
2013 0103Fort OrdPanoramaPlacesSalinas ValleyType of Photograph
This is the mouth of the Carmel Valley.
2010 0103BeachCarmelPanoramaPlacesType of Photograph
This is the view from the top of the dunes, at the mouth of the Carmel Valley.
In a year of good rain and weather, April is abundant with wildflowers. This field, along Highway 68, is popular for artists and photographers, alike.
2013 0406Highway 68LupinePlacesPlantsTree
The Salinas Valley (a.k.a. the Salad Bowl) is replete with large fields of row crops.
2012 0406CropsPanoramaPlacesPlantsSalinas ValleyTreeType of Photograph
The rolling hills between the Salinas Valley and the town of San Juan Bautista are a beautiful place for an afternoon drive.
2012 0406PanoramaPlacesSalinas ValleySan Juan Grade RoadType of Photograph
The rolling hills between the Salinas Valley and the town of San Juan Bautista are the homes for many ranchers.
This is the Monterey Peninsula. The Point Pinos Lighthouse is appropriately covered with fog.
Even Controlled Burns are Frightening
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2017 1012CA Fort OrdFirePanoramaPlacesSubjectType of Photograph
A beautiful sunny day and a view of the Monterey Peninsula, from Seaside.
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2017 1012BeachCA MontereyCA Pacific GroveCA SeasideFlagPlacesSubjectSurf
This sunset behind the Monterey Peninsula hill was viewed from Fort Ord.
2012 1012CloudFort OrdMontereyPanoramaPlacesSubjectSunrise SunsetType of Photograph