Here are a few more images from our trip to Malakoff Diggins State Park this week.
I can’t tell you the names of most of the flowers I saw during my recent trip to the coast; but I appreciated seeing their bright colors even more than usual, thanks to the smoke and fog hiding the sun every day.
The skies were grey with fog — with some smoke added in — but the day was still beautiful and the ocean views breathtaking. We started a short way up the coast from Stump Beach and hiked north along the cliff edge as far as Chinese Gulch, giving up when the trail became too overgrown to continue. These are just […]
As much as I enjoyed all the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, the arboretum sections were also irresistible in their own way — and much less crowded. These images are from my visit in December 2016, but I’d be interested to see the changes made to these areas since the park has added an adjacent […]
“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.