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
“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.”
A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of the Bayley house, a historic brick structure that sits beside Highway 49 not far from the town of Cool in El Dorado County. Last Friday, I went back for a closer look. Although the property is currently fenced off and seems abandoned, various attempts at restoration have been ongoing since […]
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 […]
My hike yesterday took me through some truly lovely countryside, along the base of foothills near Highway 49 and later skirting the banks of the South Fork of the American River. I had so many things to look at — but near the river I kept encountering butterflies of more variety than I’m used to seeing. They can be very […]
Here are some views along the banks of Sweetwater Creek, shot in late April and mid May 2020.
Near Pilot Hill, California.
It’s difficult to have a bad morning when your path leads you through brightly colored wildflowers and underneath shady oaks.
Mormon Emigrant Trail, the day before Stage 6 of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California.