Monday, September 16, 2019

Monday Dog Blogging

Dogs - San Francisco  2019

Cute, but just a little yappy, as I recall.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Oakland Sightems - 2

Red Chairs - Oakland  2019

Ali Golden - Oakland  2019

Small alleyway with an ice cream place. (Holding my ice cream in one hand and the small Canon in the other.)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Oakland Sightems - 1

Red Wall - Oakland  2019

The Town - Oakland  2019

Taken during a recent Diners' Club excursion to Oakland's Temescal district.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Mt Tamalpais Black and White

Mt. Tamalpais, Dry Grass - Marin County  2019

Mt. Tamalpais, Clouds - Marin County  2019

Top photo taken with an Olympus E-M1II and a 14-150mm lens.

Bottom taken with a Canon G5XII.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Truckee Experiences

Pizza and Beer - Truckee  2019

Wharfs - Lake Tahoe  2019

Pizza and beer! Good . . . except . . . gave me a touch of "pizza stomach" if you know what I mean.

We drove south to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, ran into a lot of traffic, turned around and drove back. But not before I pulled over to take an I-was-there iPhone panorama.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Truckee Flowers

Puffball - Truckee  2019

Hibiscus - Truckee  2019

Photos taken with a Canon G5X.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Truckee Sightems

Building, Window Reflection - Truckee  2019

Truckee Railroad Utility  Structure - Truckee  2019

I've always liked the high altitude light found in Truckee. But . . . on the perimeter of town you can see a lot of development taking place. With more to come, I expect.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday Cow Blogging

Cow and Fence, Fog - Marin County  2019

Cow, Road, Tree, Fog - Marin County  2019

Taken during some recent early-morning fog episodes. I had to grab the camera and drive over the hill to the San Geronimo Valley.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Trail Views

Hali, Meadow - Sierra Nevada  2019

Beaver Pond - Sierra Nevada  2019

The trail ends at a reservoir / meadow . . . there's supposedly a way to do a loop back to the highway, but we didn't see it. Along the way there's a beaver pond! Alas, no beavers sighted.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Trail Details

Tree Trunk - Sierra Nevada  2019

Pine Needles, Cones - Sierra Nevada  2019

I couldn't pass the dead tree by without taking a photo . . . it's the law.

And then, a quicky forest detail shot after removing a few twigs from the scene.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Trail Flowers

Paintbrush - Sierra Nevada  2019

Flowers - Sierra Nevada  2019

No ID on the bottom flower.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

False Hellebore

False Hellebore - Sierra Nevada  2019

False Hellebore Blossoms - Sierra Nevada  2019

One of  my favorite subjects. The unusual prominent blossoms were a first for us.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sagehen Creek

Sagehen Creek - Sierra Nevada  2019

Sagehen Creek - Sierra Nevada  2019

So, we wanted to do a not-too-hard dayhike in the vicinity. There are a lot of choices, but most of them involved driving south to the west side of Lake Tahoe. We found one hike that was north of Truckee off of highway 89. Very nice . . . the trail followed Sagehen Creek to where it ends in a reservoir.

Interestingly enough, this area is the site of the Sagehen Creek Field Station, the subject of a recent New Yorker article on wildfire management:

The Sagehen Creek Field Station, where Brown is the manager, lies twenty miles north of Lake Tahoe, in the eastern Sierra Nevada. It was established in 1951 to conduct fishery and wildlife research, and is part of the University of California, Berkeley. Its amenities include a dozen radio-linked meteorological towers, snowpack sensors, tree-sap monitors, and a stream-depth gauge. It is not open to the public, but some twenty small red cabins are occupied by an ever-changing assortment of visiting researchers, student field-trippers, and even artists-in-residence.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Truck, Motel Parking Lot - Truckee  2019

Truckee Railroad Museum - Truckee  2019

Motel parking lot . . . seen before on the blog. Hali and I had been needing some "mountain time," so we headed up to Truckee in early August.