Pink and red

Today wasn’t the first time I’d seen the wild rose bush growing along the shore at Lake Natoma; but this morning its bright red rose hips caught my eye. Apparently, they won’t be ripe until later in the year, but they looked so irresistible, I picked one to bring home with me. And I wasn’t the only one checking out […]

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Pollinators

Spring’s colorful blooms may be long gone, but there are still plenty of flowers and other plants full of tempting nectar for bees and other pollinators. This field of common madia on the south shore of the American River was buzzing with activity yesterday morning — a perfect chance to me to work on my bee-photographing skills.

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Walking distance

I still have too many of those days when dragging myself out of the house for a walk feels like more trouble than it’s worth; I’ll tell myself I’ve hiked the same old trails so many times that there’s nothing new or interesting to see. It’s true, I don’t always come home with a bunch of great images on my […]

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Macro Monday, Week 5

I was hiking the dirt trails on Mississippi Bar when I first noticed these tiny little critters back in June 2017. I wasn’t sure if they were tiny frogs or toads, but they seemed to be nearly everywhere in the dust and the weeds, the largest maybe the size of a US quarter and many of them even smaller! Since then […]

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