Toward McVicar and back

With this post, I’m concluding my series of posts covering my hikes at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park in early May of this year. After I had crossed the flats and circled around to the back of the ridge, I happened across a trail sign pointing the way toward McVicar. Although I wasn’t quite sure what/where McVicar was — and […]

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Long view

I was trying out my 28-90 mm lens this morning and caught these images of the CSUS rowing teams practicing on Lake Natoma. It doesn’t have as much zoom as my Canon point-and-shoot (its 50x zoom is apparently equivalent to a 24-1200 mm lens). Still, I’m enjoying getting used to the feel of the new camera and lenses. I like […]

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Not a weed

It took me a few days of computer searching before I finally discovered the identity of this “weed” that persists in growing in my yard. Google’s image search kept trying to tell me it was fritillaria, or digitalis, or even a marijuana bud! In fact, the name of this plant is Acanthus spinosus — though it also goes by the […]

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Proud singer

Sometimes even with a small point-and-shoot camera (like my Fujifilm Finepix AX655) you can get very lucky with the wildlife around Lake Natoma. I shot this rufous-crowned sparrow in late May 2016 — he was so intent on singing that he didn’t even mind me camera-stalking him!

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