Category Archives: Stories

Moonrise

On our trip to Death Valley we camped one night in the beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park. Just after we arrived, the bright, full moon came up. You can see how bright it became in this shot of our … Continue reading

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Anderson Lake

The south of San Jose and Anderson Lake seen from the road that leads up to Henry W. Coe State Park. It’s awesome that this treasure is so close to home.

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River of Wood

I spent a wonderful Sunday at the Sunol Regional Wilderness and hiked to the Little Yosemite Area, a rocky riverbed close to the boundary of the park. Scrambling down between the boulders was quite a relief, as the park quickly … Continue reading

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Trapper

A funnel weaver, taken today at Henry W. Coe State Park. Yesterday we spotted two tarantulas while driving up the narrow road to the state park: one sitting on the street, the other one right next to it. I therefore … Continue reading

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Dusk

Yesterday evening at the coast just north of Scott Creek. We had hoped for a pretty sunset, but were instead greeted by this moody, cloudy sky. I had a lot of fun making long-exposure exposures — until the batteries in … Continue reading

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Singer

A Californian white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli) close to Tomales Point at Point Reyes National Seashore. While we were waiting for some tule elk to move into a more favorable position, this guy was engaging in a song contest to … Continue reading

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Groom

This is a male coast range fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii), I believe. He was defending his territory by showing off his bright blue throat patch while doing fast push-ups, after which came a display of arching his back and … Continue reading

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Rising

I had seen these wind-power generators a couple of months ago on my way to Yosemite National Park. And yesterday was a good day to revisit them. I had checked the weather report and was happily surprised to find that … Continue reading

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Fountain

This one was inspired by the great Henri. I liked how the girl had just opened her hair and how it flowed over her shoulders, much like the water coming out of the pipes of the Vaillancourt Fountain.

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Unfolding

I really like the lines and the simple structure of this heliconia. The growth pattern of the spoon-like bracts allows for simple scaling and no matter how large they become, they won’t block each other’s growth. When a heliconia blooms, … Continue reading

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