One of the oldest Magnolia Trees in Humboldt grows in the south eastern part of the county. This tree clearly has some of the most impressive sized blooms seen on the North Coast of California. The details of twisted and curled burgundy stigma tips seem surreal.
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, is the premier west coast United States location for people to see a wide variety of flora and fauna naturally thriving in the Rain Forest. Photographers welcome, no tripods allowed.
Invitation to walk the trails off your beaten path.
Shorebirds abound near the waters edge. Among the most recognizable is the Willet with its light underside, slender neck, and stout black beak.
Although the hen is not as radiant in color as the drake, she does display her subtle crest and wing colors in a manner that has a hint of luminescence of blue and plum.
Golden Hour of morning reveals this perching Coopers Hawk as it warms up with the first rays of sunlight.
Bounding through a frosty meadow. Recomposed as colored pencil art.