Blair Lake

We came across this quiet little lake at Malakoff Diggins State Park, and naturally the Big Guy couldn’t leave without making a few casts! I had time to explore most of the way around the edge of the water while he focused on the fish. Although there were plenty of bass and bluegill to be seen, they turned up their […]

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Miwok village

I’ve been spending a lot of time going through my old photos lately, and I’m amazed at how many of them were shot away from home — in the Sacramento Delta, along the Sonoma Coast, or at Clear Lake among other places. These images date from February 2001, when I took a day trip with the Big Guy to the […]

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Riding dinosaurs

One of the cool things for kids (of all ages) at the Dave Moore Nature Area trail is hunting for toy dinosaurs along the one-mile loop. If you find one of these critters, you’re encouraged to relocate it for someone else to discover. On my first visit, I enjoyed exploring the trail but didn’t notice any dinosaurs. This time I […]

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Afternoon at Beek’s Bight

In the midst of an abnormally dry January and February, the water level at Folsom Lake is currently lower than at this point in the past two years. Still, recreational users are accustomed to seeing the exposed rocks and muddy lake bed every winter; and on this sunny afternoon in mid February there were plenty of hikers, cyclists, and people […]

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