There is plenty of water on Mississippi Bar right now, thanks to all the storms we’ve had lately. Most of it seems to be collected within vernal pools and other depressions — but not this energetic little creek, rushing and bubbling its way toward Lake Natoma. I got a chance to play around with a slower shutter speed on my […]
I was having a tough time deciding which episode of California’s Gold to feature this week; so in the end I settled on one that has Huell visiting a few different — and surprising — locations. From cactus to marigolds, with a few ostriches thrown in, this is a fun and colorful episode! What do a brilliant field of marigolds, […]
Nimbus Basin views, from my hike on February 16, 2019.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Textures.
Sonoma Coast, July 1998 — After spending one night in our posh lodgings, the Big Guy was eager to get back out and find a fishing spot. We had to head home that afternoon, so there was no time to be lost! He left the room about 7 AM to search for bait (ghost shrimp) at Doran Beach, just down […]
I love the sound of the water coming out of the dam, not to mention the sight of the roiling whitewater. I just had to make a couple of videos. My first one, filmed from the north bank, came out a bit crooked. The south bank video (below) is much better — but it’s much too short, since my camera […]
Yesterday I clearly wasn’t the only one tired of being cooped up inside because of the wild weather. I wandered from the fish hatchery to the north side of Nimbus Dam and then back across the river to the south side of the dam. The trails weren’t exactly packed with people, but I did encounter several runners, cyclists, and walkers […]
The last time a bee landed on my arm, it stung me — so (even though that was more than 30 years ago) at first I wasn’t thrilled when this honey bee landed on my upper arm. But I guess she was only admiring the blue in my favorite plaid shirt. She rested there long enough for me to take […]