Pam J's photos


  • The 'Treasure Tower' Pagoda

    The 'Treasure Tower' Pagoda in the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park , San Francisco. This Japanese Garden was a pure delight (Incidentally .. the "blown out sky" was a result if the smoke in the air from the wildfires. It created real problems no…

  • At the going down of the Sun and in the morning

    Armistice Day .... Remembrance Day .... Veterans day At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Fle…

  • The Golden Gate Bridge ~ with smoke from the wildfires.

    The smoke from the fires that day was quite heavy. Again . I wanted a less "common" shot. To that end I was on the wrong side of a fence and close to a very big drop off ! It was the only place I could get the piers to line up. Yes.. I know I know... bad…


  • Golden Gate Bridge

    When I was 5 years old I saw a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge. I said to my Mum .. "I am going to walk that Bridge one day" It was the start of a dream that developed over the next 58 years. The bridgoholic I became(along with Lighthouses and Carou…

  • Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

    Finally getting a few Monarchs coming through on their way to Mexico for hibernation. Seen fewer than usual.. but I will take what we can get ! I have been in San Francisco for 10 days . It was the holiday I had dreamed of since I was 5 years old. I am s…

  • Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)(f)

    Its almost impossible to catch them nectaring with their wings open. This was a lucky shot !


  • Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)(f)

    A joy to see ! EXPLORED !

  • Striped Cucumber Beetles

    ..... doing what Cucumber Beetles do !! There were dozens of them on the False Sunflowers yesterday ! I have not seen any all Summer ! EXPLORED !

  • Natural 'pinholes' from the leaves in the trees 21-8-2107 Total Eclipse

    We had wonderful clear skies and approximately an 85% totality for the Total Eclipse . This was an attempt to show it differently. Nature's own pinhole cameras. A zillion Eclipses made by the Sun through the trees


  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

    Still so very very few butterflies.. but a beautiful gift of extra large Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is wonderful

  • Halictid Bee (Agapostemon texanus)

    A Day Lily fought its belated way through the Lantana and a Halictid Bee graced the stamens to collect the pollen

  • Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)(m) A first for here

    Well.... after next to no butterflies... a "first" and Lifer for here and me today bringing my butterfly species total here to 51. This is a Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) male. Not a pretty background but you take what you can get ... he was t…


  • Bumble Bee ! The first in many weeks !

    Well one is better than none !

  • Finally ! Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)(m)

    Six weeks late and many of his friends short.... but I was so grateful to see him in this butterfly-less Summer. He did not stay long and he would not stay still

  • Ironweed

    Ironweed. I don't see this much here as it normally needs more dampness. That said.. I get occasional stems of it. I love the colour and this was catching shaded morning light. Its a disaster year here. Literally.. no butterflies.... no bees.... nothing.…


  • Trumpet Vine

    When we were going to move here (6 years ago now on the 15th June) I took a Trumpet Vine pod from the vine at the apartments. I managed to grow on 2 vines and one finally flowered a few days ago ! Its looked upon as an invasive in towns.. but out here it…

  • Mimosa Flowers

    Fragile and loved by the Hummingbirds Artwork mine own

  • False Sunflower with Sweat Bee & Lantana

    Today was 100F / 37.7C and a heat index / indice thermique of 117F / 47.2C . I am ready for Winter !


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