Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Astral Projections

The last image shows the solar eclipse projected through fir needles, like thousands of pinhole cameras.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Astral Projections

First, for comparison, what the shadows from the oak boughs look like against my shed wall just before the eclipse began. Then, as the moon obscured the sun's rays, the tiny gaps between the leaves functioned more vividly as thousands of pinhole lenses, safely showing the progress of the event, and casting images of countless crescent suns.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Towering Artichokes

These are over on the Navarro Ridge. I love their shapes.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mergansers at the Reservoir

Accompanied by a chorus of frogs...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Patrona in Ukiah

The beauty of Patrona restaurant is how it relies heavily on the local products of Mendocino. I stopped in on a late Monday afternoon, so only a few of us were there, and discovered the opportunity to try the locally made, world-class Craft Method Brandy of Germain Robin distillers. All in all, a beautiful experience.