Saturday, December 7, 2013

Shroom Season

It’s mushroom season in the redwoods, like these Amanita muscaria, and all kinds of generic browns (below). Some are delicious, but some are ferociously poisonous. So I just look at ’em, and get my eating shrooms at the store. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Little River Morning

A salmon sunrise—and a duck—grace the Little River, Humboldt County, California.

What a Seagull Thinks

A young gull reflects on her life. ‘I don’t really like fishguts.’

Arf! Arf! Ow.

A young sea lion basks on the beach in annual ‘catastrophic’ molt. Sea lions slough and re-grow their entire epidermis, and this guy found a warm, dry corner for the uncomfortable process.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From the Weird Vegetable Collection

It looks like an alien, but Romanesco is “Italian broccoli” and supposed to be delicious. Didn’t buy any, though . . .

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stella, Surfer Grrrl

Stella, now nearly 8 months old, has learned swimming & sticks!

Pastels on the Plaza

The Arcata Plaza is covered with color once a year for the annual Pastels on the Plaza to benefit Northcoast Children’s Services. Businesses, schools and nonprofits buy a square on the sidewalks surrounding the Plaza to credit original pastel artwork ranging from social messages to advertisements . . . for bars and porta-potties. (©Ted Pease 2013)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Wave Art

Big swells, a northwest breeze and high tide decorate northern California beach. ©Ted Pease 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stella Sees Something Surprising

Stella the watchdog, surveying the environment.
Wait! What’s that?
Stella sees something surprising.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Surf’s Up!

12-foot Pacific swells roll in from the northwest to slam into Elk Head, Northern California.(©Ted Pease 2013)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sleeping Boats

At the end of a long day, boats gotta sleep, too.
The fleet at Woodley Island, Eureka, California. (©Ted Pease 2013)

Tuna Ted

A nice couple of albacore from a tuna-fishing trip 50 miles out of Eureka. This is not your mother’s Starkist tuna-in-a-can.

Friday, June 21, 2013


The crustacean of the Other Coast, fatted and then consumed on my return home to Maine this week. Thanks for a lovely evening, Bucky.

Monday, May 27, 2013


Stella, at 13 weeks, at the beach.

Frenetic Kinetic 2013


The annual semi-controlled insanity “For the Glory!” that is the Kinetic Sculpture Race launches on a beautiful May day from the Arcata Plaza. Hundreds turned out to send the wild human-powered machines on their three-day race over roads, dunes, beach, Humboldt Bay and hills. See accounts of last year’s Kinetic Frenzy here, with story on the race’s history.