Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Favorites

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"So there are two stages to this: one is going inward, and finding the relationship of your own deepest self to the ground of being so that you become transparent to transcendence; the other is bringing this realization back into operation in the field, which is the work of the artist...."
--Joseph Campbell, from An Open Life

Chipmunk in the Rocks

'Shrooms in '02

Sun Spots

Cloaked Redtail

Moss Guardians

Coyote Hunting in Fog

Coyote Captures a Gopher

Cataract Creek

Statue of Weather

Junco in Willows

Resting Bobcat

Cat in the Woods


Winter Wildflowers

Coast Coyote

Rainy Season's Greetings

Creekside Ferns

Close to Cover

Seasonal Stream

Tree-Eating Rock

Cataract Falls

Diablo Vista

Making Scents

Druid Rocks Sundown

Cotton Candy

Perching Bobcat

Belly Plant

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  1. Lots of good photos but the perching bobcat is really interesting. I've never really heard of them doing that on a fencepost. How long was it up there? For a while, or was that its method of hopping the fence?

    1. It was up there for a while, using it like a hawk on a perch. That fence was built to herd wild pigs and funnel them to waiting hunters once upon a time, btw. I saw the cat up there as I drove by, and he was gone by the time I found a safe parking spot and got back there. I got into position anyway, and the cat came out of some dense brush without spotting me and jumped back up there. Needless to say, I check that spot every time I drive by, but I've never seen it since.

    2. P.S. Check out http://bodegahead.blogspot.com/2013/12/double-take.html

  2. I, too, love the perched bobcat. What a cool sight. I guess I should remember to look up, too. Happy New Year!

    1. Happy new year, Jen. I'm tempted drive around near Bodega Bay looking for bobcats on telephone poles.

  3. A wonderful assortment. I'll not even attempt to pick out a favorite.