Peerless Pier

There’s something about piers.  If there is one on a beach it becomes a destination.  Those who like to walk on beaches (remember those old profiles in lonely hearts columns…”I like long walks on the beach…”) seem to always gravitate toward pilings that stretch out over the water.  Kongo likes piers too. Advertisements

Fire Sunset

San Diego is burning up.  Literally.  Unusual wildfires are spreading across the county causing millions of dollars in damage, destroying homes and businesses, and causing thousands to evacuate.  It’s a very unusual pattern as the traditional fire season doesn’t start until much later in the year but strong Santa Ana winds and a biblical drought have created conditions for a perfect firestorm.  At Kongo’s house yesterday it was 105.

Sunset at Shell Beach

Last evening Kongo took advantage of a nice sunset to capture these two enjoying the evening at an overlook at Shell Beach near La Jolla Cove in San Diego.  The shoreline in this area is usually crowded with tourists and locals alike this time of day. Parking is always a challenge but the monkey scored a convenient spot nearby and didn’t have to lug his gear too far.

Pelican Love

You can tell it’s pelican mating season just by looking at them.  The throats of California Brown Pelicans turn bright red and stay that way until after the eggs are in the nest. Both male and female pelicans help build the nest and care for the young.  Kongo spied this good looking pelican looking to hook up along the shore at La Jolla Cove in San Diego late this afternoon.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge today is PERSPECTIVE.  The first photo shows the La Jolla shore yesterday afternoon with blooming flowers in the foreground and crashing waves against the rocks in the background.  For the second photo I stood up and zoomed in on the rocks to catch the next wave to come crashing in and the effect makes it seems like the surf is much larger surf than it actually is.  It’s all a matter of perspective.  See more perspective images at the Weekly Photo Challenge.