Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bunny Time

Happy Easter everyone, I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of goodies.
"Easter Bunny?  Never met the guy.  Now, where'd you put the carrots?" 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

My World This Tuesday

We're having a very blustery day here today.  The little squirrels hang on tight and stick to traveling on the larger, more unmovable branches. 
The wind is roaring through the pines and cedars and the bare branches of the oak trees...
And there are a few clouds floating around making shadows on the bare, yet to be green mountain meadows... 
While the daffodils are dancing so fast I couldn't get a non-blurry photo of them! 

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Saturday, March 24, 2018


While on a walk around Lake Gregory I spotted a pair of Acorn Woodpeckers. 
One was busy hammering acorns in the holes that they had made in the thick bark of a Ponderosa Pine.  I think the other one was looking for bugs on the tree, or perhaps it was a youngster being shown how to store food.
I wonder if they ever get headaches?  Poor birds, I hope not!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Clearing Skies

Lots of rain yesterday, clearing skies today... 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring is Here

Happy first day of Spring!  Yesterday I found some daffodils blooming at Lake Gregory in a sunny spot...
and a robin who was very suspicious of me and my camera.  He kept hopping around so much, only stopping every few seconds to glare at me, I had a hard time getting a photo! 

The pussy willows were just beginning to poke their heads out from under the covers...
and a most welcome sight was a little water running in a seasonal creek that flows into Lake Gregory. 
However, the lake is still down by about eight feet.  This is the lowest I've ever seen it, due in part to the manual lowering of the lake so the dam could have some much needed work done (they're still not finished) and due in part to the lack of rainfall this winter. 
It's still beautiful though.  We're supposed to get another rain storm coming in tomorrow, and this is supposed to be a really wet, warm one from the south Pacific.  I hope the rest of March and all of April is as rainy as the first part of March has been! 

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Saturday, March 17, 2018


There have been lots of clouds around this month, and we've received nearly nine inches of rain!  More is predicted for next Wednesday, and I sure hope the prediction is correct. 
This Steller's Jay posed for a portrait at the end of last month.  That was the last good amount of snow we got; there was slush on the ground this morning from last night's storm and a bit of hail, but it's all melted now. 

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Monday, March 12, 2018

A Favorite Photo

This is one of my favorite photos that I took in the spring of 2013.  It's baby oak leaves, and I always love how colorful they are when they're brand new and tiny.  It's too early up here for anything to be putting out leaves or blooming yet, but I'm more hopeful than I was a couple of weeks ago that there will be wildflower blooms since we've received more rain and there are several storms predicted to bring rain here. 

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Saturday, March 10, 2018


A mallard couple and a Great Blue Heron at Lake Gregory in the spring of 2013. 

I'm happily sitting by my fireplace right now, listening to the sound of...RAIN!  Yes, we're finally getting a really good rain instead of the few scattered droplets that have tried to pass for a rain storm so far this year.  The weather persons are saying the rest of March might be a wet one for Southern California.  I sure hope they're right!  A couple weeks of rain won't end our drought, but it will certainly help the forest.

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