A sweet little hummingbird in the backyard.
A sweet little hummingbird sat on a planter cage in the container garden.
This hummingbird has a few red patches on the neck.
This is a short slideshow of the sweet little hummingbird sitting on the planting cage.
Watch the hummingbird flick his head back and forth in the video below.
The other day on a walk I spotted a bird perched on a sign, so I zoomed in to capture the scene before the fowl flew away. I wish the image of the northern mockingbird had been more in focus, but I was elated to discover this creature was holding a red berry in the beak.
A northern mockingbird with a red berry in the beak.
The second image of the northern mockingbird is more grainy, but it gives you an idea of what this bird looks like in urban Southern California. There are many bushes and trees in our slightly more open areas since many places are still undeveloped, and our landscaping includes many trees. We are also near the mountains and deserts, so birds seem to thrive here.
There are wild sunflowers growing near an abandoned set of train tracks.
Zooming in on the sunflowers.
Another closeup of the sunflowers.
Looking at the wild sunflowers.
In the video, the sunflowers are swaying in the wind next to the tracks.
The top of Mount Baldy at sunset.
Just admiring the beauty of the top of Mount Baldy at sunset.
Sunflowers growing in a storm drain.
The wild sunflowers are growing in a storm drain.
The Helianthus californicus, the scientific name for the California sunflower, can grow anywhere, even among barren rocks.
This species of wild sunflowers are drought tolerant and grow almost anywhere, even in a storm drain among rocks.
A short video of the wild sunflowers, which have smaller blooms than the domestic kind growing in cultivated fields.
The view of Mount Baldy at sunset always captivates me.
The view of the peaks of Mount Baldy at sunset.
The orange hue of the sky brought an end to July 8, 2017.
The view of the sunset behind Mount Baldy. The outline of the trees is visible on the mountain peaks.
A short video of the setting sun behind the mountains.
There is nothing like a bowl of vegan pasta to make me start feeling hungry in the morning. I do not eat past every week, but I appreciate a good bowl of noodles now and again.
A vibrant bowl of vegan pasta with a bit of cilantro for color.