I’m just standing here, reflecting

It’s always a treat to spot a Great Blue Heron, and even better to get a decent picture. I spotted this one just upstream from the Lake Natoma Crossing in July 2014. According to my Peterson Field Guide to Birds, at 4 feet tall these graceful waders are the second largest long-legged bird in the West (after the Sandhill Crane).

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Setting the table

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Dishes, Pots, Pans, Silverware. I just need to see Dishes, silverware or pots and pans.  The everyday items we use for cooking and eating.   See how creative you can get on this challenge.  Have fun with this challenge. I took myself on a mini scavenger hunt last week in […]

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Luck Be A Lady(bug)

What do you suppose it is about the Coccinellidae that makes us smile rather than cringe when we see one? They are beetles, like so many other insects, and they can sometimes be a pest and have even been known to bite humans (although rarely, I suspect). Still, just about everyone can recognize the red ladybug beetle with black spots, and we’re […]

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Return to Mississippi Bar

As summer approaches and the daytime temperatures in the Sacramento Valley start to soar, it’s time for me to practice some serious discipline — rolling out of bed while it’s still dark outside, downing a quick protein shake and a piece of fruit, and heading outdoors while the air is still cool enough to make me shiver. It’s much easier said than done — although […]

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San Francisco Botanical Garden

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Gardens. Gardens comes in all shapes and sizes.  They can be of plants, flowers and vegetables or herbs.  I want to see all types of gardens this week.   Have fun with this challenge. If I lived in San Francisco, you can bet I’d be spending as much time as possible […]

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