Probably a Black Scoter male, although the bill does not look exactly right to me. . "... medium sized sea ducks that winter along both coasts of North America. Riding high on the waves .... This scoter breeds in two widely separated sub-arctic breeding areas and is one of the least studied ducks in North America".
eating Coffee Coffee buzz buzz buzz ice cream
Not eating anything yet
Eating choc chip cookie dough ice cream
Multicolored bunches of tiny flowers
Looks like the pistels are in the middle of the bunch
Scrubbing the baby
MOVIE! bath time!
an over 6 minute long movie
MOVIE! Even Hannah cries
Visiting Eva and Steve Suchow in the historic tiny house they rented in Oceanside
Palm trees along the Strand fading into the fog
Seagulls and three pelicans in the fog
Actually, was foggier than this. I raised contrast.
A wild pelican on the Oceanside pier
not disturbed by people, though
Thursday evening in Oceanside
a block inland from the Oceanside pier
Top Gun house
A scene in Top Gun was filmed on the porch of this house
The Oceanside Pier - 2 shot panorama
At the end is a Ruby's restaurant
Eroded cliff side - seen from the Strand
Used to be stairs to the beach, now stairs into the ocean
MOVIE! surf on the stairs
The south end of the Strand - use to go further, clearly
Would you by a house south of here? or even north of here? I wouldn't.
Eva and Steve in front of the historic tiny house on the Strand
Recreating a 1 month picture with a 6 month old baby
so it's blurry. The smile is worth it.
Smiling at Grandma Pearl while Tim creates 1 month / 6 month comparison image to upload to Cluster
almost ready to take a nap
a fed, tired (swaddled) baby
Drawn glass (I think)
Certainly not float glass - look at the ripples as I move back and forth
In the swing, for a nap
MOVIE! in swing for a nap
Posing for pictures on our last day there
Last pic from this visit
we left just about 12 hours later, at 4am the next morning