Mysteries of the abandoned

Hiking around in the areas near my house, I never can tell what sort of odd things I might find. Some of them are mysterious and raise all sorts of questions in my mind, others… well, not so much. You may recall a post from a couple of months ago when I wrote about finding a dry creek bed scattered […]

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Phainopepla

I spotted this Phainopepla — or as I call it, the black bird with red eyes and the name I can never remember — while hiking around Mississippi Bar this morning. While I was pleased to get a few good shots, it was a little frustrating that the tree branches blocked my view; and then of course my phone rang […]

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Channel surfing

This morning I ventured out to the dredger tailings on Mississippi Bar hoping to spot some deer. Although I did manage to catch a glimpse of a buck and a few does, none stuck around long enough for me to point my camera at them. So instead I found myself exploring a dry creekbed that runs through the tailings. The […]

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Land art

One of the fun things about watching the Tour de France every year is seeing all the ingenious and elaborate works of art decorating the various towns and villages the race passes through. Many of them are created each year by the local farmers using their tractors and bales of hay to celebrate the Tour and are best viewed from […]

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