|Reeds, Reflections (Lake Lagunitas) - Marin County 2022|
I just discovered this one while going through last April's photos. (Working on my quarterly backup.)
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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!