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 […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week: Made By Humans.
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 […]
This winter the snowfall in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains has been way above normal, and as I write this another powerful storm is on its way. I feel for the folks buried in snow and living with power outages — not to mention those dealing with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures in other places! In this episode of California’s […]
The water level was pretty high in Lake Natoma yesterday, but with another big storm bearing down, the gates at Nimbus Dam have been opened to release water to the American River.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Color of Your Choice. I chose green because it’s my mom’s <3 favorite color, and there’s so much of it around right now, thanks to all the rain we’ve been having lately!
This was my first time spotting a coyote in the wild! I went hiking on Mississippi Bar this afternoon and was just turning toward home — there he was. Although I noticed a few other people out enjoying the day, they all seemed blind to the fact they were walking past this big guy standing in the middle of the […]
Sonoma Coast, July 1998 — It was just a quick overnight trip to the coast, but we splurged and stayed at the upscale Bodega Bay Lodge. Our room was large, with a private balcony overlooking the bay and a rustic stone fireplace. The hotel complex held a pool as well as sauna, jacuzzi, and exercise room (none of which I […]
I’ve written before about visiting the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth. It’s become a bit of a Christimas tradition for the Big Guy to make a stop there to shop for fishing equipment. This year I was surprised to find myself in parts of the store completely new to me — a huge aquarium and a separate alcove that rivals […]