Archive for October, 2008

Well, well…

October 18, 2008

The other day beside the pier
I saw a swan that’s rarely here
Yet here it is again today
Oh how I hope it’s come to stay.

apologies to Hughes Mearns

As I was biking out toward Ojai this morning I noticed the swan had come back. No one else seemed interested in it, but I spent a while watching it before heading out to Lake Casitas.

Swan glowing in the sunrise

Swan glowing in the sunrise


19 Oct:

Swan in the afternoon

Swan in the afternoon

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Oh well…

October 16, 2008

I haven’t been able to run for more than three weeks.

Well, that’s technically a lie. I can run, but three hours later my shin hurts — badly enough to suggest that running is an extremely bad idea.

So I’ve been doing a lot of biking. One of the advantages of the bike is that I can carry a camera with me. It was beautiful this morning.

Sunrise as seen from just above Shoreline Park

Sunrise as seen from just above Shoreline Park

Once I got to Stern’s wharf there was still a glow to the light

Early morning view of Stern's Wharf

But the high point of the morning was seeing a swan in Mission Creek estuary. Probably an immature Tundra Swan. I saw one in the same spot last year. Never there for long (this one was gone 2 hours later), but always a treat to see.

Early morning swan

Early morning swan

On the return trip, the rivera looked lovely reflected in the bird sanctuary

Reflections of Santa Barbara

Reflections of Santa Barbara

It almost makes up for not being able to run.