I was too far away to get a better shot with my 75-300 mm lens. This was my first time spotting Hooded Mergansers at Lake Natoma.
This winter the snowfall in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains has been way above normal, and as I write this another powerful storm is on its way. I feel for the folks buried in snow and living with power outages — not to mention those dealing with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures in other places! In this episode of California’s […]
These days when we head off to spend Christmas with the Big Guy’s family, it means a 3-hour airplane ride to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I do enjoy those trips, but sometimes I miss the days when his folks were living on Bay Farm Island in Alameda, only an hour or so away from our house via the freeway. We’d […]
Fort Ross Lodge, January 2003 — The Big Guy likes to visit the California coast during the winter because there are fewer people around and, as a general rule, the ocean tends to be calmer. That means it’s much easier (and more productive) to fish for perch and rockfish from the beach or from a rocky point. In the “old […]