May 1976 — I wasn’t invited along (but that’s okay!) when my mom and dad took this road trip up to central Washington State. Mom had recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and this getaway to her favorite place on Earth was her well-deserved reward. Leavenworth sits in the midst of the Cascade range, and there’s plenty of beautiful […]
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is such a big place, and so overwhelming in its beauty, that having a map in hand as you explore is a good idea. When I visited in August 2016, I wanted to find the Redwood Grove; I had seen a sign pointing me in the right direction, but it’s easy to get distracted when […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Summer Scenes.
Northern Mockingbirds sing all through the day, and often into the night. Most nocturnal singers are unmated males, which sing more than mated males during the day, too. Nighttime singing is more common during the full moon — All About Birds
One of my favorite trails through the state park runs parallel to (and just a stone’s throw from) very busy Greenback Lane; and yet if I can get out early enough it can be a great place to snack on juicy blackberries, listen to all sorts of bird songs, encounter some Valley Quail, or maybe even spot a blacktail buck. […]
This small corner of the Botanical Garden in San Francisco is so peaceful and beautiful, you might be tempted to stop here and go no further! This was my first stop after entering through the Friend Gate on Martin Luther King Jr Drive, and I felt a bit like I had stumbled back into the Japanese Tea Garden.
Thus far this year I’ve been doing an extremely poor job at getting outside and shooting — well, anything at all. I suppose it was probably similar in January 2019, but lately I just have the strong desire to burrow into a nice warm bed and stay there until spring! To help remind myself (and you, as well) that warm […]