Little brave one

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 […]

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Dry season

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, […]

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Silent witness

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 […]

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Macro Monday, Week 3

You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing much with Macro Monday lately; well, that’s because I’ve been playing around with super close-up photography and trying to decide precisely what sort of subjects I want to shoot — and I haven’t been all that impressed with my results thus far. So rather than trying to make my cameras do […]

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