Morning rendezvous

Now and then, if I’m out early enough, I might encounter a doe (or maybe three) in the brushy parkland around Lake Natoma. But it’s a very rare treat for me to spot a buck, and especially one as close as the one I saw yesterday morning around 6 a.m. This early in the summer, his impressive rack is still […]

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Gang of three

I had an unexpected close encounter while hiking down the trail towards Snipes Ravine yesterday morning (walking distance from my house). Most of the deer I’ve spotted on or near Mississippi Bar are much farther away and are quick to take flight at any sight of humans. But these three — two does and a buck — seem to be […]

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Wildlife

The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Wildlife. Any kind of wildlife works in this challenge from apes to zebras.  Your animals can be found in their natural habitat, wild life preserves, or zoos.  If you are not around live animals you can photograph them from museum displays or find statues or carvings you can photograph.

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A visit to Ancil Hoffman Park

I made a quick trip to Ancil Hoffman Park the other day — the first time I’d been there in about 30 years, even though it’s a mere 30 minutes away from my house (allowing for traffic on surface streets). The park sits alongside the American River and contains nearly 400 acres of protected land in the middle of suburban […]

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WPC: Unusual

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 19, 2017. For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because only you know what is unusual to you. […]

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WPC: Surprise!

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of April 12, 2017. Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise. I was hiking along a deserted dirt road at 6:30 in the morning and eyeing the blackberry bushes on my right, hoping to spot a sweet snack or two.  I just happened to raise my glance […]

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