The sharp-tailed snake

Until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of a sharp-tailed snake, and I’m pretty sure I had never seen one. Turns out they’re quite common in my area. These are fairly small, secretive creatures, completely harmless to humans. Unfortunately, the only one I’ve actually seen was most likely run over by a mountain bike on a dirt hiking […]

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San Francisco Botanical Garden

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Gardens. Gardens comes in all shapes and sizes.  They can be of plants, flowers and vegetables or herbs.  I want to see all types of gardens this week.   Have fun with this challenge. If I lived in San Francisco, you can bet I’d be spending as much time as possible […]

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Memory Monday, Week 27

Today I decided the best way to tell the story of our trip home from Christmas in Montana was through a few excerpts from my travel journal. Monday, December 28, 1992 — “When we left [heading home] on Sunday we drove through Missoula and took 90 East to avoid the Lost Trail Pass on 93, thinking the snow conditions might be […]

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Proud as a…

When visiting the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, you’ll soon discover that pea fowl — mostly the males — are in charge of running the place and spend all their time proudly walking inspection throughout the park. One may escort you patiently along the path… or help keep you from inadvertently dropping off to sleep with its raucous and penetrating calls. Be sure […]

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Crossing Lake Natoma

I’m not the only one who enjoys hanging out near Lake Natoma’s three bridges in the mornings. My first image was taken while standing on the 1893 pedestrian bridge, looking downstream. The second image is from the same bridge, looking upstream. And my final image was taken below the newest bridge, the Lake Natoma Crossing — if you look carefully […]

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