Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weekend days at the baylands

Often on a Saturday or Sunday we'll get out for an hour or two to Baylands Preserve just down the street. These tidal marshes are full of great exploring opportunities. Usually Mom tends to the twins, who serenely take in the scenery...

... while Dad usually goes off with Kelton to rifle through the rocks and logs in search of creatures.

Action of all kinds all around us. Planes coming in for landing overhead, birds wary of hidden creatures in the mud (can you spot him? I didn't when I took the shot, believe it or not), Google offices glinting under the storm clouds, and a new duck family.

Kelton's infatuated with the poison oak -- thankfully he's pretty good at recognizing it now, and he wanted to take this picture of it: