River mist

It was chilly at 7:15 this morning as I started hiking along the American River just downstream from Sunrise Boulevard. The sun wasn’t up yet, and there was nobody else around to appreciate the wispy fog hanging over the water — it was just me and the mallards, and a flock of Canada honkers passing overhead.

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River Fire burn

Early last July, the River Fire burned 30 acres along the American River at Sacramento Bar in Fair Oaks. The Big Guy is very familiar with the area and after seeing the aftereffects of the burn, he kept urging me to take my camera and go check it out. I wasn’t sure I’d find anything interesting to shoot; but I […]

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Blush of dawn

My challenge every morning is to get myself out of bed and then out the front door at just the right time — that is, early enough that the sun isn’t up yet but not so early that I might run into any grumpy nocturnal creatures. I think it’s going to take awhile for me to settle on the perfect […]

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