Not too far from the beach at Negro Bar State Park there’s a certain spot along the bike trail that always catches my eye, especially when the morning light is just right. Standing at the base of the Orangevale Palisades, this old oak creates a sort of dark grotto with its limbs and catches the reflection of the waters of […]
I happened to catch this episode of California’s Golden Parks on TV a few days ago, and I’m glad I saw it because it’s a good reminder of how easy it is to overlook some really amazing history as we travel around the state. Sometimes it’s not possible to stop and check out every potentially interesting sight… so I’m glad […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Animals. A couple of harmless snakes at the Folsom Zoo Sancturary:
I found these beauties growing along the shore of Lake Natoma, their faces turned east to catch the morning sunlight.
This week, a few more scenes from Lake Tahoe plus a couple from Donner Summit. I’m including a couple of images of Lake Tahoe’s waters that I previously skipped over because the prior scans didn’t exactly work out. In my original post I included a few notes about the history of US 40 — now Interstate 80 — seen, above, […]
The Variegated Meadowhawks are practically swarming along the shores of Lake Natoma right now. They’re especially eye-catching during the morning golden hour(s), if you feel like braving the sun’s heat (local temperature reached 70° Fahrenheit before 8 o’clock this morning).
As I’ve mentioned before, the local hummingbirds have been a big draw for me on my morning walks, but there are plenty of other small birds which are active along the lake shore in the mornings. Some are easier to photograph than others; for example, the rufous-crowned sparrows are fairly common sights, and sometimes I’d almost swear they are showing […]
I noticed this ground squirrel eyeing me this morning as I was standing under the tree tobacco plants, looking for hummingbirds. This guy was either curious or perhaps suspicious, but he didn’t seem afraid of me — he probably realized I wasn’t likely to vault over the huge pile of rocks and boulders that separated us. I’m not sure how […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.