“Stick to it,” said Peter; “everything has an end, and you get to it if you only keep on” — E. Nesbit in The Railway Children (1906)
Well, after a quick day trip up to Caples Lake yesterday, I can now report that I know where all the most bloodthirsty mosquitoes are hanging out. I foolishly forgot to take my insect repellant along, and those tiny flying vampires feasted heavily on me. There were other hungry insects along the lake shore as well — but luckily these […]
Along both trails I found the American River, along with yellow flowers, insects, and piles of rocks. The wet, happy dog was a bonus! Negro Bar State Park, Sacramento County Magnolia Ranch, El Dorado County
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge (and for the Lens Artist Challenge) this week is One Single Flower.
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.”
There’s far too much yellow star thistle growing along the American River bike trail. While the flowers may look pretty, these plants have some fearsome spikes — it’s definitely no fun getting these stuck into your socks! Sadly, it’s nearly impossible to completely eradicate such invasive species. And since the bumblebees apparently seem to love them, it’s probably a losing […]
Google Photos likes to show me my past images, and these were shot during the final week of May 2016.
Some details from our Sweetwater Trail hike yesterday.
Earlier this week I returned with the Big Guy to the Sweetwater Creek area of the South Fork of the American River to continue our explorations of the Folsom Lake shoreline. We parked by the side of the road and quickly found a great trail that paralleled the creek for a ways. But the lake levels have risen quite a […]