It’s been a strange week. I managed to accidentally publish my Wednesday post on Tuesday; then, having received the first of two Covid shots yesterday, I decided I just didn’t have the energy to try and fix my blogging mistakes. I hope to get back on track by tomorrow! Until then, here are a couple of images shot with my […]
I’m not sure of this oak tree’s age is or how long it’s been lying sideways, but despite its unusual position the tree seems to be alive and well. The first time I recall noticing it was around 2004, and it’s still surviving. I hope that it remains in this spot for many more years to come, an old familiar […]
It’s getting to be that time of year again — the time when the weather starts warming up (at least on certain days) and I start getting outside more often and hearing more birds in the trees. Spotting them can be a different story, though, and capturing them with my camera is yet another challenge. The final difficulty can be […]
Looking back to September 2019 and some beautiful little Lesser Goldfinches along the shore at Lake Natoma. I shot these pictures with a Nikon D3500 borrowed from the Library of Things at my local library.
A eclectic collection of birds seen in the past couple of months.
The bald eagles have returned to Lake Natoma and are now working on restoring the nest they’ve used for the last four years! I made a quick visit to the nest site this morning and was lucky enough to get some photos of the two of them working together to arrange the sticks they’ve collected.
More dog memories… We probably should have seen it coming, but we were still surprised when we wound up with a house full of puppies in July 1995. Gabby was a great mother, but feeding ten very hungry little mouths took a lot out of her; you can see that her coat wasn’t looking too good in this photo: Their […]
There’s far too much yellow star thistle growing along the American River bike trail. While the flowers may look pretty, these plants have some fearsome spikes — it’s definitely no fun getting these stuck into your socks! Sadly, it’s nearly impossible to completely eradicate such invasive species. And since the bumblebees apparently seem to love them, it’s probably a losing […]