05-31-2011 At the end of the movie, "Wizard of Oz," Dorothy says that if she ever goes looking for her heart's desire again, she won't look any further than her own back yard. A couple weeks ago I put out a call asking for the best place to find ladybugs. I wanted to … Continue reading Dorothy Was Right
A Golden Day
03-07-2009 I spent part of the day at the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue sanctuary in Elverta today. Homeward Bound is a non-profit, all-volunteer operation run by Jody and Mike Jones. They rescue Golden Retriever dogs from all over the state, and have over 40 dogs in the sanctuary. In 2008, they rescued 810 dogs! … Continue reading A Golden Day
07-26-2008A mature bald eagle soars overhead. This was taken while standing on the dam at Meadow Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. - + -
05-31-2008 When you're three years old, a ladybug can be pretty interesting. I wonder at what age we stop caring about the little mysteries of nature. I remember burning things with a magnifying glass and what a fascinating trick that was. I think we can all learn something if we stop moving long enough for … Continue reading Natural curiosity
Macro photography – do it yourself!
01-20-2008 I took this bee photograph with a Do It Yourself macro lens. I bought an old used wide angle lens at a camera store's junk bin. The lens looks like it was originally made for an older Minolta 35mm camera. The filter size on this lens is 55mm, so I also bought a used … Continue reading Macro photography – do it yourself!
03-21-2007Pepper likes to snooze in a vacant plant pot. ◄ ♦ ►
He’s not as smart as he looks
03-12-2007 I used to beat him about 8 out of 10 times.This was Charlie, my childhood dog. I took this photo about 30 years ago, during one particularly intense chess match. He's gone now, to the big doghouse in the sky. ◄ ♦ ►
Horse and hydrant
03-09-2007Good thing he's not a dog - that would be a long reach.◄ ♦ ►
Beware of Dog
02-12-2007He looks pretty harmless to me. However, I never did jump the gate to find out if he'd come over and lick my face. ◄ ♦ ►
Pacific Grove Sunset
02-04-2007A few pelicans enjoy the last bit of sun before it disappears into the western sky.◄ ♦ ►