Carmel Valley Photos

Young Anna
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Young Anna

This is a juvinile Anna's hummingbird who was quite friendly last weekend. You can't tell it from this thoughtful pose, but he was quite active and playful. He would buzz me and move between about five favorite perches. At first I was following him, but before too long it was hard to tell who was in the lead, as I started to walk away to let him get back to enjoying his beautiful purple flowers he landed right in front of me. I think he enjoyed our encouter as much as I did.


Passion Tower
Monday, August 25, 2008
Passion Tower

This was right down the aisle from my bee friend from yesterday. I took more pictures at the Nursery than anywhere the rest of the trip. My wife says this one looks like a cell phone tower, and I have to agree. Only a little prettier.


Nursery Worker
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Nursery Worker

Whenever we go to the Monterey area we like to stop at the nurseries in Carmel Valley. We've found some really different plants there. And of course there are always plenty of bees and hummers to chase.


Reflective Hummer
Friday, July 27, 2007
Reflective Hummer

This was at the same nursery as the hummer from the other day. This guy was just being thoughtful in the filtered light. He was watching me intently as I got closer. He did not seem scared. He was more curious I think. He kept tilting his head from side to side. He probably knew the big lumbering beast that was stuck on the ground could never get close enough to bother him.

I love the way the side lighting shows every feather on his face.


Mimosa Hummer
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Mimosa Hummer

Last week we had the pleasure of exploring some beautiful nurseries in Carmel Valley near Monterey. It was a great place to chase hummers.