1 A large snail that we found crossing our path on a hike in the back trails of Ojai California, 2013. Just something a little different for today's first post.
These are some Anna's Hummingbird pictures that I took back in October of 2013 on a Ojai California vacation trip with the family. We don't have these beautiful little hummingbirds on the east coast unfortunately. I would love to go back out there some day in the future. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures :)
A picture that I took on a Ojai, California vacation trip a few years ago. I know that the bee is a bumble bee of some sort but I've never seen a black one before taking this trip. It was about the same size as the ones we have here in New York State but the wings were a little smaller. The yellow and black ones that we have, have wings about the same size as there hole bodies . It still made for a nice image perched on this purplish flowers gathering nectar.
While we were in the Ojai Valley area it rained once! It was a quick rain that lasted maybe 15 to 20 minutes and before you know it, things were dry in the same amount of time. I just had enough time to get to the hiking trail that I and my oldest son enjoyed so much from the Casa Ojai Inn to capture the fading rainbow over the eastern mountains.