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Winter Solstice 2018

Great Egret in WinterHappy Winter Solstice! A few years ago I went to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area just prior to the winter solstice....

Backyard Bird Count

Do you track your backyard bird visitors?  It's a lot of fun, especially if you live somewhere with a variety of...

Inquisitive Deer

Do you ever feel like you are being watched as you work?  I looked up and this young lady was looking back at me. I'm not sure if she's the same one...

Top 10 Most Influential Albums

*MY* Top 10 Most Influential Albums One of my friends - Alex Kunz - wrote about about his Top 10 Most Impactful Albums. Which inspired more friends...

Fall 2018 #1 with a splash of Halloween

I'm not sure what Fall #2 will look like, but I know there will be more posts. I'm sure people in the upper midwest and northeast U.S. will be...

Mono Lake, California

Today I saw a post from a photographer I admire, Peter West Carey where he mentioned he had never been to Mono Lake. I was surprised, as he seems to...

Social Media

How do you use Social Media? Most people don’t think about this much on a personal level. I am/was a huge fan of G+, and with the recent...

Turkey Vulture | Cathartes aura

Turkey Vultures ( Cathartes aura ) are both creepy and cool birds. Being scavengers, they have featherless heads...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite National Park is always special. The crowds thin out, and there's snow (often anyway). Snow transforms the Valley into a magical...

I Made My Bed Today Project

I Made My Bed Today Day 7

Day 7 - I really did make it today. And then Archie crawled back under the bedspread and made a lump.  A very large lump.

I Made My Bed Today Day 6

Day 6 -- Archie enjoys the view as much as I do!  I wish the power lines weren't there, Archie like watching the squirrels run up and...

I Made My Bed Today Day 5

Day 5 -- Hey Archie stayed out of the photo this time!  This morning was so beautiful - after snowing yesterday afternoon and evening...

I Made My Bed Today Day 4

Day 4 -- It has been cold so I dug out an extra blanket. Archie of course thinks it's just for him.

I Made My Bed Today, Day 3

Day 3 -- Archie is still trying to figure out what I'm doing! .

Day 2

Day 2 -- Archie is "helping" once again. This time he's making an excellent furry frame.

Day 1

Day 1 -- Archie does not approve. He likes to burrow under the blankets.

Photography

Winter Solstice 2018

Great Egret in WinterHappy Winter Solstice! A few years ago I went to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area just prior to the winter solstice....

Backyard Bird Count

Do you track your backyard bird visitors?  It's a lot of fun, especially if you live somewhere with a variety of...

Inquisitive Deer

Do you ever feel like you are being watched as you work?  I looked up and this young lady was looking back at me. I'm not sure if she's the same one...

Fall 2018 #1 with a splash of Halloween

I'm not sure what Fall #2 will look like, but I know there will be more posts. I'm sure people in the upper midwest and northeast U.S. will be...

Mono Lake, California

Today I saw a post from a photographer I admire, Peter West Carey where he mentioned he had never been to Mono Lake. I was surprised, as he seems to...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Bits of Fun

The Color of …..

A while back I found this addicting little website - colorof.org   It takes whatever hashtag(s) you choose and pulls the colors from Instagram...

Inspiration

A New President in Amoorica

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.” – Wendell Phillips

Analog Baseball

Modern sports photography is filled with ultra sharp images, clods of dirt flying in the air, and players seemingly defying the laws of gravity. ...

Interesting Reading

A New President in Amoorica

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.” – Wendell Phillips

Analog Baseball

Modern sports photography is filled with ultra sharp images, clods of dirt flying in the air, and players seemingly defying the laws of gravity. ...