I had never realized there were so many different variations of Red-Tailed Hawks until I tried to confirm that the bird above was, indeed, a red-tail. Yes, it has a red tail, but its dark brown head and dusky underbelly mark it as an “adult light morph” or Northern Red-tailed Hawk. I was quite happy to see this bird, since […]
Last Tuesday the Big Guy took me out to a new spot along the south bank of the American River. He’d been seeing black-tail bucks in the area as he passed through on his bike, and he was pretty certain I could get some good photos. Parking costs $5 in this portion of county-controlled greenbelt — but I think we […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
This week I chose a slightly different kind of adventure — a 2005 episode of Huell’s show Visiting in which he pays a house call in Bell Gardens and meets a very warm and convivial Cuban family. As if Neal and his family weren’t colorful enough, wait until you see the collection of over 500 vibrant red canaries that he […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Vibrant Colors.
This week, I’m revisiting Chanute Air Force Base as it was in 1957. In December 2017 I wrote a bit about the history of Chanute and its decommissioning in 1993. Even after the base closed, the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum continued to display a number of airplanes until its closure in November 2015. The B-50 Superfortress (above) was a redesign […]
Coloma’s historic Pioneer Cemetery sits halfway up the hill between Highway 49 and the Marshall monument.