While North Bloomfield was once a bustling town at the height of mining operations, these days only a few people still live here, within the boundaries of Malakoff Diggins State Park.
Sacramento Zoo, October 2020
The bald eagles have returned to Lake Natoma and are now working on restoring the nest they’ve used for the last four years! I made a quick visit to the nest site this morning and was lucky enough to get some photos of the two of them working together to arrange the sticks they’ve collected.
We went looking for deer along the American River bike trail in Rancho Cordova yesterday morning. Not surprisingly, we managed to spot more females than males; the bucks are especially camera shy. These deer do their best to avoid humans, but they feel quite safe hiding among the dredger tailings and are used to seeing bicycle traffic. They did seem […]
Doran Regional Park on the south end of Bodega Bay has long been a regular stop on our trips to the coast; when the tide is out we can usually gather plenty of ghost shrimp to use as bait for perch, rockfish, and cabezon. Of course, we humans aren’t the only ones attracted to this quiet shoreline. We joined a […]
I was fooling around with an add-on macro lens for my phone; and the rusted metal coils of this old car seat (from a 1969 Pontiac Firebird) drew my attention. A few days later the same old seat looked much better after a bit of cleaning up and some black paint.
It didn’t take long for the springtime high water levels at Folsom Lake to drop, as the runoff from snow diminished and more water was released from the reservoir. These days it’s a much longer hike to the waterline, and if you’re hoping to stay in the shade, you may need binoculars to find the lake. As of Sunday August […]
Acorn Woodpeckers are so abundant in my area that sometimes I tend to take them for granted. But they truly are one of my favorite little birds, with a bright red cap and white-spotted wings, as well as their strategy of storing away acorns in trees and constantly rearranging them.
Some of my many images from the Beek’s Bight area of Folsom Lake. This occasion was a shore fishing trip in November 2015, in the middle of a six-year drought. I’ve applied some of the different creative filters available in PT Photo Editor, a free basic editing program that I’ve been using for quite awhile now.