Ah, #LA. What we wanted California to look like: Despite the diversity and ubiquity of palms in the Los Angeles area, only one species—Washingtonia filifera, the California fan #palm—is native to California. All of L.A.’s other palm species (such as the Canary Island Date Palm seen here) have been imported. Being #monocots, palms are closer to grasses than trees and so require lots of water to keep them healthy and happy. As southern-coastal #California sucks the #Colorado river dry, we’ll soon see these icons replaced with the natural oaks they replaced. (at Santa Monica Beach)
Named by #CarlLinnaeus in 1735 after the Greek god Proteus, a deity that was able to change between many forms, the #Protea’s ancestral roots date back some 300 million years. Native only to a few regions of Southern Africa, Australia, and South America, this King Protea must have had quite a journey before landing in a restaurant in Manhattan. (at Dudleys NYC)
Transylvania…or #Maryland? Some wicked #gothic architecture on the eastern shore. Episcopalians, who knew?
#church #gargoyles #yesimsittinginacrackerbarrel (at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store)
Well Whiskey Pete, it’s been a good ride in the #Jeep, but it’s time for you and your moonshine to find a new dashboard to watch over.
#whiskeypete #itsjustacar #sold! (at Glassboro, New Jersey)
Rest on your laurels during an easy studio day? Not this guy. @crockwell showing us how it’s done.
#nyc #instudio (at Jack Studios)
High above the confluence of the #SusquehannaRiver’s 2 branches stands a hill straddled by two nondescript yet #bucolic valleys of coal, shale, corn, and sheep. A far cry from the 12th floor of a #Chelsea photo studio. (at Sunbury, Pennsylvania)
The things you find driving through the hills of Pennsylvania’s coal country: The Coon Club, one of the area’s many #hunting clubs which used to serve as social clubs in days gone by.
#CoalCountry #FamilyRoots (at The Coon Club)
As a ray of white sunlight travels through the atmosphere to an observer, some of the colors are scattered out of the beam by air molecules and airborne particles, changing the final color of the beam the viewer sees. At sunrise and #sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we dramatically see here above the #LoveHeals 2014 fund raising event in the #Hamptons. (at Wolffer Estates Vineyard)
Your typical Tuesday night at the Blue Moon. It gets no better than this.
#Lafayette #Acadiana #Cajun #Louisiana (at Blue Moon Saloon)
Even though #Zydeco, #boudin, and hot plate lunches are the first to come to mind when thinking of #Acadiana, I always find myself having lunch with the 3% of the population that is Latino. And absolutely loving it. (at Carniceria El Ranchito)