Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Officially Tired of Summer

August 23, 2017

Every year, right about this time, I am officially and thoroughly done with summer. I do not like heat, sun, sweat, or sand – yeah, I’m a real delight at the beach 😉

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ACTION ITEM: I work hard – really hard – throughout the summer to see the brighter side of my least-favorite season. Such as cool mornings, outside on the deck, with a cup of coffee.

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Now We’re All Sick of Bonnie Tyler

August 21, 2017

Here’re the kids this morning, watching the eclipse (about 81 percent here in the foothills):

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Bonus awesome: The light peeking through the oak leaves make dozens of pinhole cameras. I propped up an old whiteboard so you could see the eclipse reflected in those glimpses of light between the leaves:

ACTION ITEM: Don’t look at the sun!

My Town

August 4, 2017

I live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where this kind of nonsense is common:

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ACTION ITEM: Mind the rattlesnakes.

Here There Be Faeries (slightly NSFW)

July 21, 2017

I was out having keys made when my eyes caught a blur of color in the dry grass.

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I looked closer and there they were.

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It’s amazing how much of life happens when we’re too busy to notice. There’s a saying in photography to “move your feet”, meaning find a new perspective on the image you’re capturing – go higher, lower, from behind a tree – move your feet.

ACTION ITEM: Look closer today. Move your feet.

 

If This Is Tauranga I Don’t Want to be Tau-right-a

July 10, 2017

The Tauranga wharf, early morning (just before the Trinity Wharf Hotel breakfast buffet), from a recent working trip to New Zealand (on the eastern coast of the North Island)

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ACTION ITEM: Order the Eggs Benedict

Where’s a Good Dike When You Need One?

June 7, 2017

This is what it looks like when you’re working in The Netherlands and you want to check in on the weather back home:

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A Day At Play in Western Nevada County

June 5, 2017

 I participated in this year’s “A Day At Play” event sponsored by our local newspaper, The Union, in which readers are encouraged to supply photos and videos depicting locals enjoying a day out and about. The final assembled submissions will be printed/posted Saturday July 1. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at the photos and 10-second video I submitted:

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Youth Today

June 2, 2017

This happens every year – birds use our bike helmets for a nesting site. I could do something about this over winter – like put the helmets in a box or something – but not sure I want to 😉

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