I must have walked past this old backstop dozens of times without even noticing. It sits in a back corner behind the local elementary school, looking like a forgotten relic of another age. On this day, I was coming back from my morning hike, feeling rather tired and discouraged. Suddenly, there it was: broken, rusted, tilted askew, its small wheels […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Close-up of Flowers.
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
It took me a few days of computer searching before I finally discovered the identity of this “weed” that persists in growing in my yard. Google’s image search kept trying to tell me it was fritillaria, or digitalis, or even a marijuana bud! In fact, the name of this plant is Acanthus spinosus — though it also goes by the […]
Sometimes even with a small point-and-shoot camera (like my Fujifilm Finepix AX655) you can get very lucky with the wildlife around Lake Natoma. I shot this rufous-crowned sparrow in late May 2016 — he was so intent on singing that he didn’t even mind me camera-stalking him!
I spotted this handsome little beauty in late May 2016 — the first time I had ever seen a Western bluebird.