I was too far away to get a better shot with my 75-300 mm lens. This was my first time spotting Hooded Mergansers at Lake Natoma.
Over the years, I’ve come across quite a wide variety of stuff while hiking around Lake Natoma and my neighborhood; aside from the obvious food and drink trash that some people (sadly) leave behind, I’ve seen shoes, toys, game score cards, men’s suspenders (aka braces), a wheelbarrow, a coaster wagon, and various items of clothing. Sometimes it seems fairly obvious […]
The Yuba Gold Fields are a fascinating place for me because they give a very good idea of what the area around Mississippi Bar on Lake Natoma would have looked like after the dredgers finished their work in 1962. At Lake Natoma, the Teichart Aggregate Company reclaimed much of the resultant dredger tailings and crushed them into gravel; when the […]
“Confluence,” two large-scale sculptures as a tribute to 19th century explorer and mapmaker, John C. Fremont. Each sculpture is over 96″ high x 40″ circumference and weighs 2,000 pounds. Clay and specialty cement plus found objects cover the surface, showcasing the natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region, from Fremont’s time to our time. This is a buddha that […]
Some serious repair work on the bluff has begun, in the rush to finish up before the bald eagles return to the area. Although they’ve previously removed the three large piles of rubble blocking the trail, today was the first time I saw a floating barrier — plus a ranger patrolling to keep kayaks from getting too close.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Circles, Curves, and Arches.