I didn’t hike terribly far the other day when we went out to the south fork of the American River near Salmon Falls. I didn’t even get down to the water; but it was such a beautiful spring-like day and there were so many great things to look at that it was impossible to get bored. And I’m always irresistibly drawn to the intricate shapes of the lichen and moss — this time of year, they seem to be all over the rocks and boulders and covering many of the bushes and trees. Macro photography opportunies are everywhere!
I had a lot of fun on our most recent coastal trip exploring the immediate area around the cabin where we stayed. Sometimes you don’t have to venture very far at all to find fascinating and unexpected treasures!
On a cold, gray Sunday morning, the colorful roses just down the street in my neighbor’s yard offered an irresistible chance to play with some camera settings.
I found quite a lot of the colorful Amanita muscaria or Fly Agaric mushrooms while hiking along the coast near Point Arena. I’m not sure why, but I just couldn’t seem to resist photographing them in this scenic setting.
I didn’t spend too much time in the small garden abutting the redwoods of the Jack Hume Grove in Vacaville. The flowers were few, and the sun was very bright when I arrived, not long after 12 noon. But a few colorful autumn blooms did catch my eye as well as the attention of some insects. Sadly, although there were […]
Visiting the American River in Carmichael, October 2021.
Colorful plants and shady paths welcomed me during my August 2021 visit to the New Zealand section of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park.
It’s been quite a long time since I walked along the Palisades; when the skies are blue and the temperatures mild, the trails are full of other folks walking, running, or riding bikes. This morning I calculated that the misty weather would mean fewer people — and I was right. It may have had to do partly with the fact […]
Scenes from my walk around Stow Lake in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in August 2021.