2014-03-13 001Love Choir + Flora + Ocean

Our 3 Days on the Medocino Coast with the Love Choir: Music, Waves and Flora
IMG 0677  Wildflowers: Heuchera growing along Stagg's Springs/Steward's Point Rd. - en route to the Mendocino Coast from Hwy. 101 IMG 0678  Kathy showing off the wildflowers IMG 0681  It's blurry, but we found this wild bulb, Mission Bells, blooming in with the Heuchera pilosissima. IMG 0682  Misson Bells (Fritillaria affinis) - a native wild lily.
IMG 0683  Kathy looking at the Wildflowers growing along the rock wall: Heuchera, Mission Bells and moss. IMG 0685  Misson Bells IMG 0686  Ferns in a tiny grotto IMG 0687  Colt's Foot (Petasites frigidus) growing near Annapolis on Soda Springs Road.
IMG 0688  More Colt's Foot. This plant likes moist stream beds, but here it was growing along side the road with ferns and Oxalis. IMG 0690  Oxalis - frequentlly found growing under Redwoods. IMG 0691  Wild Violets. IMG 0692  This tiny park, about 5 miles east of Annapolis, boasts not only Redwoods and a river, but also has been a reliable place to find Calypso Orchids, Fawn Lilies and Trillium, all in bloom at once.
IMG 0693  Fawn Lilies have spotted leaves! IMG 0694  Western Trillium.  They flowers open white, then turn pink before dying. A member of the Lily Family IMG 0695  Western Trillium (Trillium ovatum). IMG 0696  Trillium
IMG 0697  Looking down at the river - it doesn't look like it, but the light colored area is water - deep enuf for a swim! IMG 0698  The Redwood grove. IMG 0699  Fawn Lily leaves IMG 0700  Trillium
IMG 0701  Trilllium - it's all in 3s IMG 0703  Trillium. IMG 0705  The trail to the river went right thru this Redwood!! IMG 0706  Looking thru the tree!
IMG 0707  My Leprechaun!! IMG 0708 IMG 0709  Trillium. IMG 0710  Trillium.
IMG 0711  Trillium - sometimes called "Wake Robin" as it appears at the same time as the Robins. IMG 0712  A trio of Trillium... IMG 0713  Trillium IMG 0715  A Fawn Lily, hanging its head.
IMG 0716  A Fawn Lily's home. IMG 0717  The Indian Warrior was just starting to bloom IMG 0718  California Fawn Lily (Erythronium californicum) They have been called the "soul of spring" - they blush yellow at the center. IMG 0719  A true member of the Orchid Family, it is named for the nymph goddess whose captivating beauty delayed Odysseuson his returnfrom Troy in Homer's Odyssey.
IMG 0722  Blurry, but it shows the yelllow blush. IMG 0723 IMG 0724  Fawn Lily IMG 0725  Calypso Orchid
IMG 0726  Kathy holds a Fawn Lily flower while pointing to a nearby Calypso Orchid. IMG 0727  Trillium IMG 3883 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3884 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach
IMG 3885 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 0728  Friday nite the Love Choir had a potluck dinner and big jam/singing party. Here's Linda... IMG 0731  Gary and Susan 'officially' annouonced their engagement. IMG 0732  Singing, not shouting!!
IMG 0733  Singing to Gary and Susan IMG 0734  still singing... IMG 0735 IMG 0736  The Love Choir at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Elk, at their 121st (?) St. Patrick's Day celebration.
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IMG 0747 IMG 0748  The Irish Jig!! IMG 0749 IMG 0750
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IMG 0759 IMG 0760  The beach at Irish Beach!! IMG 0761  Jam session Saturday nite IMG 0762
IMG 0763 IMG 0764  Dave singing "Margaitaville" at the dance at the Community Center. IMG 0765  Do we love the Love Choir? YES- at the luncheon at the Methodist Church on Sunday. IMG 0766  Lea and Christine.
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IMG 0772  Enjoy yourself.... IMG 0773  ...it's later than you think..... IMG 0774  ...while you're still in the pink. IMG 0775  Ukelele Mama!! Sue, Hummingbird and Tom!!!
IMG 0776 IMG 0777  The hula with a Leprechaun twist!!??!! MVI 0778  View it IF you dare!! IMG 0779
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IMG 0790 MVI 0791  When Irish Eyes are Smiling. MVI 0793  Ending with the Beatles "In My Life" IMG 3886 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach
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IMG 3891 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3892 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3893 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach MVI 3894  Huge waves, some 20' high, breaking  at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse
MVI 3895  Huge waves, some 20' high, breaking  at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse IMG 3896  Dave in front of the huge waves, some 20' high, breaking  at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3897  Dave in front of the huge waves, some 20' high, breaking  at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3898 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach
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IMG 3903 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3904 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3905  Kathy in front of the huge waves, some 20' high, breaking  at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3906 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach
IMG 3907  Pt. Arena Lighthouse : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3908  We had never seen waves 'explode' like these did. This might have been 20' high! : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3909  Kathy at  Pt. Arena Lighthouse : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 3910 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach
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IMG 3915 : St. Patrick's Weekend @ Irish Beach IMG 0795  Love Jam on Sunday nite...into the wee hours they went.. IMG 0796 MVI 0797
IMG 0798  Writing postcards.... IMG 0799  More trilium on Mt. View Rd. IMG 0800 IMG 0801
IMG 0802  If tyou can't make the picture pretty, then make it interesting!! Fawn Lily - really!! IMG 0803  Mt. View Rd. where we found Fawn Lilies and Trilliun while en route home. IMG 0804  Wild daisies. IMG 0805