Monday, October 09, 2006

santa cruz

These are monarch butterflies. Every year they return to the same spot in Santa Cruz to spend the winter. There are thousands of them there. Some years they drape the trees in huge clusters. They have perfect conditions in that particular grove: food and just the right temperature.
Lots of people come to see the butterflies, and to take photos of them.
This is my best shot with the little camera. I know it's lousy. People brought all their fancy equipment and I brought the little digital camera, and my Pentax from 1979. (The Pentax got some attention.)

Afterwards we went to the UC Santa Cruz campus, where I know I would have loved to go to school. That's the ocean way down behind those kids there.

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