Sunday, April 5, 2015
Today I was working the garden when I heard a large flock of crows making a lot of noise. I went out onto the balcony and sure enough, the crows were chasing a red-tailed hawk. I saw something large in one of the trees and grabbed my binoculars. It was another larger red-tailed Hawk with a dead crow hanging from it talons. For some reason the crows were not bothering this bird. Maybe they couldn't find it?
This second red-tailed hawk below was resting from being chased by the crows.
|Red-tailed Hawk with a crow|
|The other red-tailed hawk|
Sunday, March 15, 2015
This morning we went to the 70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. They had colorful displays of Cymbidiums, Phalaenopsis, Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums and other orchids. We got there about 9:30 just as 6 busloads of people had arrived. I was able to get some pictures without people in the way.
Here is the Best in Show
There was one arrangement that even included a begonia leaf!