Roaring waters

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 […]

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Out and about

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 […]

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Let’s bee friends

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 […]

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Nimbus Fish Hatchery

This morning I paid a visit to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery and hiked around both sides of Nimbus Dam. My main reason was to get some pictures of the weir, which guides salmon and steelhead into the fish ladder. Because of all the rain and snow we’ve had this winter, the gates are open at Nimbus (as well as Folsom […]

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Trail color

I see plenty of these tiny red plants popping up from between rocks on the Mississippi Bar trail, but I haven’t been able to identify them. They start out green and then transition to bright red, and they’re so small — no more than 1 mm across — that I’ve had a hard time getting down to shoot them. But […]

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