According to Wikipedia, this small native of North America (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) is “a major agricultural pest.” However, since the dandelion — an import from Europe — routinely pops up as the target of suburban weed killers, these two might just cancel each other out.
I’ve never had a whole lot of success trying to capture butterflies with my camera; it can be especially frustrating in the springtime, when they seem to be everywhere around Lake Natoma, even fluttering straight into my face at times. The California pipevine swallowtails were certainly out in force last Tuesday. And just when I had given up all hope […]
Today it’s raining again, but last Tuesday morning was a warm, sunny day. Luckily, I had the chance to get out and do some hiking near Lake Natoma. I ended up walking six miles!
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. This is a topic you can really have enjoy. Your cars, trucks or motorcycles can be anything from brand new to vintage. Toys are also allowed in for this challenge. Let’s see how creative you can get.
Last week I posted images of a red tulip standing boldly in the middle of a lot filled with weeds. Today as I passed the same spot, I could see no evidence the red one ever existed — but a fresh new yellow tulip had sprung up nearby. Unfortunately, this was as close as I managed to get today (thanks […]
The Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of April 4, 2018. For this week’s challenge, point your camera at something or someone that puts a smile on our face (or just show a smiling face). I wasn’t completely surprised to see a male turkey strolling down a neighborhood street — but this one had an unexpected escort. Was she acting […]
This classic episode of California’s Gold starts off with the roar of speedboats taking part in the annual Catalina Ski Race. When the show initially aired, the race had been going on for more than 40 years — but the 2018 edition will be its 70th year! I was initially inspired to seek out this episode after learning for the […]