I was very lucky this morning to spot this osprey while exploring around the ponds at Mississippi Bar. And special thanks to the Big Guy for helping me identify it when I showed him my photos!
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
Devoted parents — one on either side of the nest. (Instagram didn’t seem to like my image, so I’m posting it here!)
This week, I’m taking a look at another one of Huell’s TV series, Visiting. Most of these episodes are 30-minute segments focusing on interesting people, places, and businesses in Southern California. I’ve never seen any of these episodes, so I’m looking forward to discovering them right along with you! I was especially drawn to this 1997 episode featuring Roy Murphy, […]
Someone wasn’t very happy this morning when Mama Eagle perched in this pine tree above Lake Natoma. He seemed to be saying, “Hey — go perch in your OWN tree; this one is mine!” Alas, all his fancy dive bombing didn’t do him a bit of good; Mama definitely gave him some serious side-eye, but she stayed right where she […]
The morning sun was already bearing down at 8 AM today as I paid a visit to the vernal pools at Phoenix Park in Fair Oaks. Not surprisingly, all of the visible water is long gone, along with those briefly blooming beauties like the downingia, goldfields, and fivespot. Walking the mile-long circuit, I saw tons of purple vetch and hawkbit, […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Smiles.
I only noticed this rather sad sight as I was about to leave Anderson Ranch SHP after my hike to the ridge and back. When I had arrived in the morning, the park’s gate wasn’t yet open, so I left my car along the side of nearby Anderson Ranch Parkway. At the end of this short street sits the Lake […]