Donnell Fire

Donnell Fire

On the 1st of August a fire broke out just above Donnell Reservoir in the Stanislaus National forest. Normally this would not be a big deal, the spot of origin is rocky with scattered brush and trees. But at the time there were many large wildfires burning in the West...
Mule Deer Fawn Portrait

Mule Deer Fawn Portrait

A couple of weeks ago I was on my back deck and noticed something tiny out of the corner of my eye. At first I thought it was a squirrel, but looking closer it was a tiny, wobbly little mule deer fawn. I don’t think it was more than a few hours old. I went...
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...
Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my friends up north! I don’t have any sugar maple photos, so I went with the next available substitute. This is a leaf from a Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) . I WAS waiting for a Canadian when I photographed this in Oregon a few years ago....
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 – go 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...