Monday morning along the lake

It’s been quite a long time since I managed an early walk along the bike trail; but this week I got back out there and realized how much I’ve missed the cool morning breeze and the ripples on the lake. My photos are a little fuzzy because I decided not to carry my heavy 600mm lens. Maybe next time my […]

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Natoma ponds

On a warm weekday morning in late June, I went down to the Mississippi Bar ponds with the Big Guy. I needed some fresh air and exercise, and he was hoping to find hungry bass and ripe blackberries. We spotted a few fish, but the berries are going to need a bit more time.

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Fast as lightning

The Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) is one of my favorite birds, and not only because these small flycatchers feast on all sorts of pesky flying insects! They are easy to recognize, and I’ve gotten pretty good at capturing them with my camera as they sit perched near the end of tree branches waiting for a meal to pass by. Catching […]

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Throwback Thursday: Summer 2017

I’ve probably said this before, but my favorite feature of Google Photos is the highlights from previous years. Sometimes I’ll get a pleasant surprise when I see a picture I’ve completely forgotten about from a year ago, or three, five or even more. This time of year without fail I start contemplating ways to escape the valley heat — even […]

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Winsome wildflowers

We are now in the midst of summer, and while the sizzling temperatures have eased — for the moment — every day seems to bring warnings of new wildland fires somewhere in California. Per my weather app, the nearest active fire to me this afternoon is 44 miles away. Yesterday though, the Sac Metro Fire Department responded to two separate […]

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