Memory Monday, Week 85

I love photographing bridges, both large and small. My earliest bridge images date from the 1980s and 1990s, when I first discovered their attraction. The stone dam/footbridge in the two photos below, located in Negro Bar State Park, no longer exists. It was destroyed during the building of the new Lake Natoma Crossing. Only a few remnants remain, buried under […]

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A small grass fire

I’m not sure when this burn happened, but I took this picture at the end of July. The blackened area continues south for several hundred yards, between the lake and the bike trail. I’m just grateful that fire crews arrived quickly enough to keep the fire from spreading any farther.

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Queen Anne’s lace

D. carota was introduced and naturalized in North America, where it is often known as Queen Anne’s lace. Both Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and her great grandmother, Anne of Denmark, are taken to be the Queen Anne for which the plant is named.[16] It is so called because the flower resembles lace, prominent in fine clothing of the day; the red flower in the center […]

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