Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Memories of 2/11/12
The top photo was one of the more attractive arrangements of dewdrops I saw that morning. One could easily have spent the morning here photographing dewdrops in all kinds of settings. The next photo is of a branch of California Bay Laurel with buds. This is a tree I got used to calling Pepperwood when I lived in the Coastal Range where there's also a town by that name. Then we have two views of a Banana Slug, one in hand and one moving across our path. It was too cold to extend the eye stalks, but apparently didn't need to see in order to choose a path to crawl. We first saw it on the way up to the falls. I took a photo of it in my hand, then put it back where I found it at the edge of the path. About an hour later, on our return trip, we found it about 6 inches from the spot where we left it. In between those two sightings, I found a common garden-variety slug on a bed of moss.