Last weekend: just a taste of the views you can have at Pinnacles National Park, California, if you take the the High Peaks Trail. #PinnaclesNationalPark #Fujifilm #GeologyMakesThePhoto
Last weekend: in its most happiest habitat, predominantly here are Yellow Monkeyflowers within massive rocks at Pinnacles National Park, California. #MonkeyFlowers #PinnaclesNationalPark
Sorry, I’m not selling my X100V. I’ve had it since Sep 2021, and I only had to wait 2 months to get it. It’s great.
DPReview: “Can’t find a Fujifilm X100V? What are the alternatives?” www.dpreview.com/articles/…
What luck today. Photographed a juvenile Bald Eagle (second year?) at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. #birds #BaldEagle #Fujifilm
Last night an RV and car caught fire behind us. As far as I know, no one was injured. Here are better photos of the action. There was a really nice full moon last night, too, though thin clouds fuzzed it up a bit. #fujifilm
Red Tail Hawk from yesterday’s bird watching at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. It’s not surprising that they’re not easy to spot. Even rarer is the one that won’t fly off if you get within 100 yards. #fujifilm #birds #RedTailedHawk
Snow Mountain in the Mendocino National Forest in Northern California still has snow and seems it got a fresh coat.
Spotted a Belted Kingfisher today! #kingfisher #birds
Western Mockingbird foraging for raisins in our backyard.
Gorgeous day today in Northern California. This is from the same place where we saw the Northern Flickers (and Nutall’s and Acorn Woodpeckers).
Back in September we visited Glacier National Park. We didn't take the Going to the Sun Road, but opted for the lesser traveled Snyder Creek trail. Here's a couple of fuzzy caterpillars taken with a Fujifilm X100V.
Beetle killed trees in Saxony, Germany.
Before our trip to Germany, I pruned the first big leaves off a sunflower because they were shading out a pepper. Now the sunflower has a flower near each prune cut. Great for attracting bees to our peppers!
Gray Hairstreak butterfly on one of our pepper plants.
June 6 in Munich.
Obligatory photo of surfers at the Eisbachwelle in Munich’s English Garden.
Eurasian Coots in the Pagodenburger See at the Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich.
A few more photos of the #EdwardFire in Orland, CA today. Fortunately our house was never in danger. Sad that this fire was likely preventable with mere common sense about mowing. A few homes were lost. #EFire
Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Last March.
Now in bloom in our backyard: cultivated California Wild Roses (pic 1) and Elderberry (2). Still gorging themselves: ladybugs. Everywhere in our front yard. They’re just decimating aphids. Ladybugs particularly love coyote bush (3) and sage.
Potatoe croquettes for lunch today. Great use of leftover mashed potatoes.
From last Monday near Tomales Point in beautiful California, a genus Arctia moth caterpillar on lupins.