water oliphants / by mrm

If thou be'st born to strange sights,
Things invisible to see,
Ride ten thousand days and nights,
Till age snow white hairs on thee,
Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me,
All strange wonders that befell thee...
                       – John Donne

Elephant Seals at Año Nuevo

California is so strange. 

But I don't care what they say.

I like it anyway.

(my camera died this weekend, exhibiting a surprisingly spectacular sense of the inopportune. All photos courtesy of CS).