Young eagles

The mother eagle teaches her little ones to fly by making their nest so uncomfortable that they are forced to leave it and commit themselves to the unknown world of air outside. – Hannah Whitehall Smith I heard these juvenile bald eagles before I saw them on my hike this morning. All the warning signs along the top of the bluff […]

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American summer

Next Tuesday will be the Fourth of July — summer undeniably is upon us. Years ago, The Big Guy and I used to walk or bike down to the shore of Lake Natoma after dark every July 4th to watch the grand finale fireworks display above the Folsom Rodeo. For some reason, lately it’s become too much trouble to stay up […]

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WPC: Delta

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 28, 2017. For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time. I stumbled upon this construction site behind the Folsom Zoo a couple of weeks ago and was mystified. It seemed to be the beginnings of a bridge to nowhere in […]

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Leave only footprints

I swear I’m going to start bringing along a garbage bag and a trash grabber on my morning hikes! I just can’t comprehend why people come to enjoy nature — and then leave it spoiled by their refuse. But I see this every day, no matter where I’m hiking. I shot all these objects just as I found them, without […]

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Four-legged couch potato

One of the images I used in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge today got me thinking back to our Doberman-Rottweiler, Buster, and how much he enjoyed snoozing on our sofa. He was the only one of our dogs ever allowed on the furniture, and he took full advantage of the privilege. As he got older, one of his favorite things was […]

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