The only thing I enjoy more than capturing the big scenic shots with my camera is finding the extra little bonus details. That’s what makes the beauty of nature really come alive for me.
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
I spent half the day hiking along the South Fork of the American River near Salmon Falls, and there’s so much to see and explore that I still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. The water level has risen since our last visit, so I missed out on seeing the old Salmon Falls bridge that pops out of the […]
It turns out there are quite a number of places in the Western United States (and even more worldwide) with names that designate them as “the Devil’s (fill in the blank).” Have you ever heard of Devil’s Slide in San Mateo County? Or Devil’s Canyon and Devil’s Punchbowl, both in the Angeles National Forest? How about Devil’s Playground in Arizona? […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Sense of Seeing. I never know what I might see while I’m out hiking at Folsom Lake. It might be a forgotten book on a lonely picnic table — or it might be a couple of very colorful little birds gazing down at me from the trees.
And now for something completely different — this week I have some images scanned from one of my vintage Viewmaster reels. I fell in love with the Viewmaster as a young child after discovering it on my Grandma’s toy shelf. In fact, I held onto that same 1950s-era device; and when I realized that it was possible to buy vintage […]
Spring flowers come in many different amazing shapes as well as colors. For example, when I first noticed this plant (below) in a neighborhood front yard, it was the yellow flowers that initially caught my eye. Then I realized there was a lot more going on here than just small yellow flowers. I’d never seen a plant like this before; […]
Like many of you, I’m spending most of my time at home these days. Although I live within walking distance of some lovely, scenic trails, they’ve become so crowded lately, seven days a week, that it seems safer and less stressful to stay away. However, one day last week I did go out to Folsom Lake with the Big Guy; […]