Thursday, June 30, 2022

Reeds, Reflections (April)


Reeds, Reflections (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

I just discovered this one while going through last April's photos. (Working on my quarterly backup.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Reflections (April)

Trees, Reflections (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

Grass, Reflections (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

Photos taken with a Nikon Z5.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Irises, Ferns (April)

Irises (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

Ferns (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

From last April, when we had some nice weather.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Monday Turkey Blogging


Turkey (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

Pretty early in the morning.

"Wild turkeys have very powerful legs and can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour," and other fine facts at the link.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Mt. Diablo


Mt. Diablo (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County  2022

Taken as I was driving up towards Lake Lagunitas for one of my regular hikes around the lake last April. I used a Nikon Z5 for this sunrise photo.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

How True


You Are Great - Sacramento  2022

Here, It's Beautiful (Fairfax) - Marin County  2022

Recent truisms found in Sacramento and Fairfax.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Last Tahoe Views


Hazards Exist (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

Aspens (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

We found a parking lot near the lake and walked over to the shore. But only for a moment - the wind chill was pretty fierce. I took a last photo of some aspens before diving back into the warmth of the car.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Lake Tahoe Wind Chill


Tree, Lake (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

We wanted to take a short hike in the morning before we returned home, but yikes - the wind chill factor was tremendous. Temperature was in the low 30s . . . that, combined with a stiff wind coming off the lake soon chased us off.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Incline Village Chicken Wings


Korean Chicken Sign (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

Korean Chicken (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

We just stayed one night in Incline Village . . . for dinner we got Korean chicken wings takeout. Good, but one of the sauces was quite spicy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Incline Village

Snow Pile (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

Wheel of Fortune (Lake Tahoe) - Nevada  2022

We wanted to visit Incline Village - where I had been last January - but without any treacherous snow. There was an old snow pile in the Hyatt parking lot, but otherwise OK.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Monday Pelican Blogging


Pelicans, Richmond Bridge - Marin County  2022

I happened to be over at the Target-By-The-Bay in San Rafael when I noticed some pelicans in the water over on the other side of the parking lot. I took this photo with a Canon G5XII.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Nevada Park


Playground - Nevada  2022

Mowing Playing Field - Nevada  2022

Very windy. After filling up with some cheap Nevada gas, we followed a road sign to this park outside Minden and had our lunch. Then up highway 395 to highway 50 and over to Lake Tahoe.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Tree Trunks


Tree Trunk - Sierra Nevada  2022

Tree Trunk - Sierra Nevada  2007

Very hard to resist a photogenic tree trunk. Top photo taken this year with a Nikon Z5 full frame camera. Bottom one taken in 2007 with an Olympus "four-thirds" DSLR.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Fritos & Beer / Pine Tree, Snow


Fritos & Beer - Sierra Nevada  2022

Pine Tree, Snow - Sierra Nevada  2022

We had a two-night stay in Bishop, and therefore one day to do as we wished. Hali visited with her friend Suzanne, who's relocated from Point Reyes to Bishop (!) I took a short hike on the Bishop Pass trail: the road to the trailhead was clear, but the trail itself got pretty clogged with snow a short way in. I wasn't really ready to push on up through the snow, so I got some photos and then turned back. (I last made it to the top of the pass in 2007.)

I took some photos with a Nikon Z5 and a 24-200mm zoom lens, not exactly a lightweight combination. If I returned I'd probably use some of my Olympus m43 gear.

I found a day use area in one of the campgrounds (they were all open for the season), and proceeded to have a lunch of leftover chicken (from Los Angeles), Fritos, and, yes, beer (Anchor Steam). Wow!