Castle and Heather

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Eilean Donan Castle, nestled into lush heather and set against the misty Coille na Totaig, shows a more playful version of ‘dark and stormy’.

Dandelion Anatomy

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A common, familiar weed resembles an array of alien limbs, or possibly a bouquet of sparklers. [Note to judges: Apologies if I’ve miscategorized this image. I wasn’t quite sure where it belonged.]

Clematis Poof

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A clematis seed, when dried, transforms into a festive puffball.

California Buckeye

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A short trek up a steep hill rewards us with a California Buckeye in full bloom.

Strawberry Mochi

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The hills are alive just north of San Francisco…and I can’t remember where I parked the car.

Blue Lagoon

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A shroud of fog protects a secret archipelago inside North America’s oldest wildlife refuge.

The SS Point Reyes

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A worn and weathered fishing boat rests against a sandbar on Point Reyes Peninsula, California.

Golden Hour is Golden

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Late day sun illuminates coast live oaks along California’s Diablo Range foothills, providing a perfect moment of escapism.


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A narrow road winds through rolling hills of alternating brightness and shadow. Valley oaks and wild oats rustle in the warm, dry breeze.

Pelicans at Rest

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A cliffside pelican rookery in Point Lobos, California creates some of the most delightful coastal scenery anywhere.

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