Maybe I spent too many years in snowy environs, but when a county road crew is scraping sand off the road instead of spreading it on, you know something unusual is afoot with the weather.
The Triplicate’s Bryant Anderson photographed the sand-removal operation at the same time he was capturing images of another strange sight courtesy of last week’s storms: a wintertime congregation of at least a hundred pelicans huddled near the north end of Pebble Beach.
Knowing I’m a pelican admirer, he was thoughtful enough to call me so I could drive out and take my own photos. There was a break in the rain, if not the wind, and I snapped away at the horde from close range. A few at a time would spread their considerable wings and take off with Castle Rock and gnarly waves in the background. The setting, plus the luxury of unlimited picture-taking that digital photography affords, produced a shot good enough to illicit e-mail oohs and ahhs from my inland friends and relatives.