Sunday, September 17, 2017


On the 13th and 14th of September I camped near Tuolumne Meadows for a couple days of hiking.

Lembert Dome

Looking 180 degrees west from Lemberg Dome.

Dog Lake

I saw this fawn while hiking in the woods the next day.

Taking a rest while hiking a stretch of the Toulomne River.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Min Gei Art Museum

From yesterday's vist...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Famosa Slough Bird and Nature Walk

 On the third Saturday of the month there's a bird and nature walk at the Famosa Slough near where I live. This afternoon I went over for the second time.

Most of the birds are actually gone this time of year except for the year around residents like this black crown night heron shown to the left.

This immature black crown was also hanging out.

There were some great egrets to be found too.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TernWatch - Part 4

 I got these three pics of the California Least Tern chicks when I was on predator watch this morning.

 I'm going to work on trying to get the focus better. This is the best I know how to do for now... new camera.
Cute little buggers eh?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ternwatch - Part 3

Today a lot of the nests seemed abandoned like these two.

... and then a lot of them weren't.

Mom bringing a nice fish for her chick to have for lunch.

A picture borrowed from Wikipedia of a California Least Tern chick. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Balboa Park Model Railroad Museum

Today was a resident free Tuesday at the model railroad museum at Balboa Park. So after arriving sort of late and having a late lunch I headed for the railroad museum.

It must be quite some time since I've been there since the Tehachapi Loop seemed to be a lot more developed from the last time I saw it.

I spent most of my time today looking at the Southern Pacific-Santa Fe Tehachapi, described above. [click the pic for a bigger view]

As the picture above shows sometimes it's hard to tell where the model stops and the backdrop starts.

It's kind of amazing to see what two or three decades and a few dozen people can accomplish in their spare time.