North Monterey County’s foothills look surreal – almost like the Windows XP wallpaper – as bright green grass blankets the rolling hills under blue skies on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.
It’s spring! These daisy-like flowers at Fort Ord National Monument get a moment in the sunlight, during a small reprieve in the stormy weather. Photographed with an iPhone 14 Pro.
A Rufous hummingbird, stopping alongside Reservation Road to drink sage nectar while on its northward migration. Photographed with a Sony a7Riv.
Artwork produced by inmates at the U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that were released in 2022 by the U.S. Southern Command in response to a 2017 FOIA request. The white squares are among hundreds of redactions made by SOUTHCOM, claiming the complete images could not be released publicly.
Pajaro residents gather on the Main Street Bridge on Friday, March 17, one week after evacuation orders were issued, asking the sheriff to lift those orders and allow them to return home. Officials say cleanup continues and orders will be lifted when it is deemed safe. Photographed with a Sa…
All over Monterey County people are dealing with the aftermath of the storms, including clearing downed trees like the one seen here, completely uprooted, in the Del Monte Park area of Pacific Grove. Photographed with a Samsung Galaxy S21.
The original course of the Salinas River between Blanco and Davis Roads (southeast of Marina) runs between the trees. The course of the river as of March 13 is shown above. The Marina Airport is in the upper left, with Monterey Bay viewable in the background.
The Salinas River has flooded well beyond its usual channel, including in Spreckels. The photographer, alongside Spreckels Boulevard, is looking south toward the Tanimura & Antle headquarters viewable in the distance. Photographed with an iPhone.
The Salinas River is flooding outside of its channel, one of the waterways contributing to evacuation orders and warnings impacting thousands of Monterey County residents and leading to road closures. The view of the river is shown here looking north from Davis near Reservation Road. Floodin…