Posts tagged “Ice Plants

News: Third Photo Featured as “Photo of the Day” Online ~ Ice Plants on the California Coast

A third and final photo has been featured online this month by Light and Composition Magazine. The photo entitled “Ice Plants on the California Coast”, has been selected and featured online as a Photo of the Day for Sunday, November 28, 2010. “Ice Plants on the California Coast”  is also now entered as a contestant for Photo of the Month for December 2010. You can vote for it by visiting the link below and ‘liking’ through Facebook, ‘retweeting’ through Twitter, or by making a comment.

I want to thank all of those who have already voted for my previously featured photos this month, Turret Shells on November 14, and Scallop Shells on November 21, and thank you in advance for your support for Ice Plants on the California Coast.

Photo of the Day | November 28 | Ice Plants on the California Coast by Elizabeth Brown


Story Behind the Photo: Ice Plants

Ice Plants along the Pacific Coast Highway in Pescadero, CA

This photo was taken near the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, California along the Pacific Coast Highway. The rich colors of the succulent ice plants complimented the rocky shore and seemed deserving of their own photo. This sea of flowers reached from the PCH almost to the Pacific Ocean itself. Ice plants are commonly found along the California Coast growing easily on the sandy and rocky shores. Though the plants are found throughout the state, they are not native to the area. Ice plants were first introduced in the 1600’s after stowing away on an African ship, and were planted in the early 1900’s to help with soil erosion near railroad tracks. Click here to buy a print and view the entire collection