Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Elkhorn Slough

We decided that instead of going to the gym, today would be a perfect day for a walk by the seashore.  Monterey was our goal, but the weather gods were not in our favor.

By the time we got to Moss Landing, the sky was completely overcast and there was a brisk wind.  Since it seemed too cold to walk in that weather, we pulled over at Elkhorn Slough to eat our picnic.

Of course we had to take a few pictures, 
because the otters were out.

I wasn't entirely pleased with this shot, 
so I reworked it in computer.
Now it's one of my ArtyFarty shots.
(you can click and enlarge if you like).

It's funny how, when it comes to blossoms, 
I'm just as happy with weeds 
as I am with hothouse blooms.

There were also tons of sandpipers.

I think the way they rest on one leg is so cool.

We never did take a walk.

We came home, and Saint Terry went to the gym.

I took a nap.


Gaelyn said...

Looks like a marvelous place to stop and hope you missed the worse of the weather. Nap sounds good.

Jim and Sandie said...

I love otters. They are so much fun to watch. I would be taking the nap also. Too yucky to be out walking - too yucky to go to the gym also.

Russ Krecklow said...

I like otter pictures almost as much as I like pelican pictures, so thanks for sharing. Those are some nice photos, Kate.

Donna K said...

That's an adorable otter shot - what's not to like?? St. Terry - love it haha!!

Delta Mike said...

How about a picture of a room, any room, in your house that is completely cleared of any and all treasures???

photowannabe said...

Sorry your weather was icky. We're still in the 90's.
Love your otter pix and yes, Terry is a saint.
I'm going to message you on FB later today about further developments with Hubby.