There is a random beauty in a forest floor covered with pine needles, fallen branches, some with lichen, spent pods, an occasional flower and filtered light. We walk on or by it, but often don’t notice how everything is arranged. This floor is in the woods overlooking the town of Truckee, California.
This gray squirrel looks like its trying to blend in with the scenery until it’s time to move on. Took this shot with a telephoto lens–the squirrel was about 50 feet above ground, safe enough to pose for a minute or so.
There was a bright crescent moon this week over the Sacramento area.
On my photo shoot of dragonflies yesterday I spotted a crested duck gliding through a lily “forest.” Looked like fun to me.
Water lilies are blooming at Sacramento’s William Land Park which means red dragonflies are about. Took this shot yesterday with my camera on a tripod–getting too old to hand-hold a 300mm lens–but at least I didn’t fall in the pond.
Summer temps are soaring in California, even at high altitudes like Lake Tahoe which is a great place to escape from the heat, but not the sun. You will burn if not careful.
A middle-aged man makes a life decision after staring at a bag of donuts at my fast fiction site: http://twivelist.wordpress.com. Fast fiction every Sunday.
As I neared the summit of Glacier Trailhead, somewhat out of breath, I saw the remains of a tree, a fitting symbol of my old age. But I made it and next time will be easier. Right?
Mule Ears are flowering mountain plants with large leaves. They certainly brighten up the trails in the Sierra Mountains.