Near Pilot Hill, California.
I started out the new year with a wonderful First Day Hike on Lake Natoma, led by FOLFAN. We met up at the Willow Creek Recreation Area at 8 AM; luckily the weather was perfect — cool but too cold, with the sun making an appearance by mid morning. Here are a few photos of the area around our starting […]
Even though large portions of Mississippi Bar are rocky, flat, and treeless — and sun-baked during the hot summer months — it’s still possible to find nice shady spots, even on a warm day in June. Still, it’s best to get outdoors early so you don’t melt on the hike back to the car! Once the spring rains dry up, […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Places people visit.
A cat is only itself, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go — Charles Bukowski
I’ve been amazed at how many bright blooms I’ve been seeing in the last couple of weeks, just wandering around local neighborhood streets. Luckily I’ve been able to capture a few using my small Finepix AX rather than just my mobile phone. But it all depends on how impatient my energetic walking companion happens to be at the moment. As you can see, there are times when I have a tough time keeping him in the frame! I make sure to thank him whenever he pauses long enough for me to snap a non-blurry image.
Here’s my entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Looking at the back of things can lead to interesting photos. Let’s see how creative you can get with this topic.
What do you suppose it is about the Coccinellidae that makes us smile rather than cringe when we see one? They are beetles, like so many other insects, and they can sometimes be a pest and have even been known to bite humans (although rarely, I suspect). Still, just about everyone can recognize the red ladybug beetle with black spots, and we’re […]