A Swallowtail story

I got the chance to learn something about the all-too-brief lives of California Pipevine Swallowtails last Friday while hiking along the south fork of the American River at Folsom Lake. It was amazing how these beautiful butterflies were literally everywhere around me, on just about every wildflower. The California Pipevine is a rare subspecies of the Pipevine Swallowtail, found only […]

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Crossing creeks

Lately I’ve been shooting a lot of spring wildflowers; but I’ve also been having a lot of fun shooting another springtime feature, the many small creeks that feed into Natoma and Folsom lakes. I can’t always find out the names of these tiny (and often temporary) waterways, and they’re not always easy to access — especially with so much poison […]

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Memory Monday, Week 46

This past Saturday, Mom and I went to check out the annual Lambtown Festival in Dixon, so I thought this week I’d share some memories of the small herd of Barbados-mix sheep  she used to keep on her property. Initially they were there to take care of the out-of-control weed situation, but after awhile they became pets as well. And […]

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