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I always love photographing Common Mergansers; there’s something about these diving ducks, especially the females with their spiky red heads, that appeals to me. The other day I was relaxing in a secluded spot along the river when I heard a lot of splashing nearby and spotted this very busy mom with her single duckling. It made me wonder what […]

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A Real Indication

I noticed that the BBC recently issued a “Last Normal Photo” challenge and are now sharing some of the results, so I decided to take a look back at my own images. These are some of the last photos I shot before we went into lockdown in mid March 2020. Nothing ominous here!

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Return to Salmon Falls

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 […]

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Sense of seeing

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Sense of Seeing. I never know what I might see while I’m out hiking at Folsom Lake. It might be a forgotten book on a lonely picnic table — or it might be a couple of very colorful little birds gazing down at me from the trees.

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Birds in springtime

This morning we managed to find a spot out at Folsom Lake where very few other people were hiking, and the birds were in abundance. The best part was that, with no boats on the water and minimal vehicle traffic on the roads, it was possible to fully enjoy the sounds of nature on this warm spring day.

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