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Photograph Friday: Red, White, and Blue

As 4th of July comes and goes let us take a moment to be thankful for our country. Maybe, go on a hike, take a trail that you haven’t done before. Enjoy the lush black sage found on Black Hill and the white wings of an egret as it soars above the bay. Take a kayak out to enjoy the crisp, cool, calm water of the bay. Red, White, and Blue of the Bay  In today’s post, we are celebrating independence day with nature’s own red, white and blue! Red This is an Indian paintbrush (Castilleja affinis) and even though …

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Photograph Friday: Morro Bay Skies

    Morro Bay is well-known for the marine layer that often covers the bay and the surrounding towns. (Read John Lindsey’s recent article about how El Nino made this year’s June gloom and no-sky July even stronger.) But the sky above the estuary and watershed has many different moods. On this Photograph Friday, we want to share a few of our favorite photographs of Morro Bay skies with you.         We hope you might share some of your favorite photographs with us before our Textures of Morro Bay Photo contest closes at midnight tonight. Subscribe to get …

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Textures of Morro Bay Photo Contest

  The Morro Bay estuary and the surrounding watershed are full of different textures. Water droplets fall from a great egret’s feet as it takes off into the air, marking the glassy surface of the water with ripples. The egret’s feathered wings contrast with the clear blue sky.   The fuzzy seed pods of the hummingbird sage contrast with its smooth petals.   The receding tide ripples the mud along the shoreline before a raccoon visits the water’s edge, leaving its footprints.   The rocky sides of the morros seem to glow in the sun.   Any time you visit the estuary …

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