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Travel Theme: DELICATE

Red Flowers and Water

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I love the delicate little feet of the American avocet.

I love the delicate little feet of the American avocet.

Can't for the life of me recall this flower's name, but their fine little petals so much remind me of parchment paper!

Can’t for the life of me recall this flower’s name, but their fine little petals so much remind me of parchment paper!

The fine, wispy feathers of the snow egret epitomize avian delicacy to me.

The fine, wispy feathers of the snow egret epitomize avian delicacy to me.

Thanks Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? for another great Theme!

Travel Theme: HIDDEN

You never know what you'll find hidden just on the other side of that branch over there...

You never know what you’ll find hidden just on the other side of that branch over there…

I didn't even know there was a spider on these flowers until later when I got home and looked at them; if I HAD seen the spider, this picture wouldn't exist because I'd've run away screaming!!

I didn’t even know there was a spider on these flowers until later when I got home and looked at them. If I HAD seen the spider, this picture wouldn’t
exist because I’d’ve run away screaming!!

Weird...growths (?) of some sort on the underside of a wooden walkway over a wetlands preserve.

Weird…growths (?) of some sort on the underside of a wooden walkway over a wetlands preserve.

Look carefully, you can see a several-foot-long shark hidden underwater!

Look carefully, you can see a several-foot-long shark hidden underwater!

One of my new favorite places in Southern California, a gem of a place hidden somewhere in the Santa Monica Mountains where you can jump from the cliffs into the deep water; there are jumps from as low as 15 feet all the way up to 45 and beyond!!

One of my new favorite places in Southern California, a gem of a place hidden somewhere in the Santa Monica Mountains where you can jump from the cliffs into the deep water; there are jumps from as low as 15 feet all the way up to 45 and beyond!!

Thanks as always to Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for another great theme!

Travel Theme: MOTION

Rikki, my old dog, rocketing for a tennis ball at San Quentin beach, with a bulldog-friend in the back.

Rikki, my old dog, rocketing for a tennis ball at San Quentin beach, with a bulldog-friend in the back.

Tern in flight.

Tern in flight.

Avocet searching through the mud for crustacean-food, and right behind her a four-foot shark (!) gliding through the water.

Avocet searching through the mud for crustacean-food, and right behind her a four-foot shark (!) gliding through the water.

SPLASH!

SPLASH!

The exquisitely graceful snowy egret taking flight beneath wind-rippled bay water.

The exquisitely graceful snowy egret taking flight beneath wind-rippled bay water.

Thanks Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? for another terrific theme!