Turkey Vulture | Cathartes aura

Turkey Vulture | Cathartes aura

Turkey Vultures ( Cathartes aura ) are both creepy and cool birds. Being scavengers, they have featherless heads and a very strong sense of smell. Last year the Smithsonian published a story about a study that shows they may have the best sense of smell among birds....
Cow Appreciation Day 2018

Cow Appreciation Day 2018

Isn’t every day Cow Appreciation Day? It’s not a secret that I love cows. There’s so much to love – they’re funny, curious, expressive, and let’s face it, they’re tasty. The even help reduce the severity of wildfires! They are...
Camera Day

Camera Day

Happy #CameraDay ! This is the oldest camera I own, and belonged to my grandmother. I love how it looks so complicated, but in reality it’s much simpler than modern cameras.¬† It may not have 203,234,904 focus points, but she created beautiful photographs with...
USS Hornet

USS Hornet

Several years ago I had the opportunity to tour the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA. If you ever have the chance Рgo and see it! It was such a fun experience. They offer a number of tours from self guided to docent led.  I went with a large group, and we had a docent...
Mount Williamson

Mount Williamson

Mount Williamson I took this photo several years ago – almost to this day. It was one of those magic 30 minutes or so where the light was constantly changing as the sun went down and the clouds shifted. Which is what made it so hard to photograph. Being such an...