John Maybury photos from Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr: Iowa farm (top); old Creston, Iowa train depot (middle); Mississippi River from the train bridge at Burlington, Iowa (bottom). Unfortunately, the train goes through but does not stop in Villisca, Iowa, home of the infamous Villisca Ax Murder House
Mori Point (foreground), Rockaway Headland and Pedro Point (background) Sharp Park Golf Course (foreground), Sharp Park Fishing Pier (background) Pacifica State Beach, Linda Mar Whale breaches just offshore (Leo Leon photos)
Hummingbirds are very active now as spring is in full swing and Pacifica is abloom in nectar-bearing flowers, shrubs, and trees. Hummingbirds are joyful reminders of the little things that matter. These little creatures migrate annually: Rufous Hummingbird Migration Chart
Hummingbird on apple tree Hummingbird feeding on bottlebrush plantThree hummingbird siblings on a fountain Hummingbird on bottlebrush plantHummingbird on fuchsia Leo Leon photos
Photographer Leo Leon has been taking moonlight shots around town. He says Pacifica is beautiful around the clock, especially at night (top to bottom: Rockaway Beach, Pacifica from above, Sharp Park Fishing Pier).