Visiting with the Vultures

Today I saw a group of three turkey vultures standing on a log in the canyon. I moved closer and began taking pictures as more vultures arrived. Then my camera battery went dead, so I first just stood with all the birds, closed my eyes and enjoyed the silence with them for a few minutes.Continue reading “Visiting with the Vultures”

A Jackrabbit Up Close

As I approached Nance Pond yesterday by walking through a break in the hedge, a black-tailed jackrabbit approached from the opposite direction. At a distance of about eight feet the hare saw me and stopped in place, allowing me to take several pictures before it hopped away. These jackrabbits are quite large, about 24 in/61Continue reading “A Jackrabbit Up Close”

Fire Season in Paradise This Year

This year we are back to restful alertness. The huge fires of years past have eliminated many local and regional sources of fuel. It also appears Calfire has now modified its strategy to immediately jump on fires of any size, instead of the watch and wait policy of the past. Our largest fire of 2022,Continue reading “Fire Season in Paradise This Year”

The Doe I Met This Morning

I headed into the canyon around 7 AM today to change out my camera chips and take any pictures. As I came down the slope a black-tailed doe sprang out of her bed of grass to my left and began bounding down the hill. At the same time her fawn was doing the same toContinue reading “The Doe I Met This Morning”

A Day At The Office

Using four game-cams and a Nikon P1000 I am always gathering numerous and interesting photos of wildlife around Nance Canyon. Due to the late rain and absence of fires there is a lot of activity for this time of year. Here are recent photos of black-tailed deer and fawns, an acorn woodpecker, some of theContinue reading “A Day At The Office”

The Full Moon on the Evening of Guru Purnima

I had my tripod set and began shooting the moon as it rose ESE. The equipment is a Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom. The first photo of the moon, slightly larger than full frame, is at full optical zoom. Please enjoy these five shots from last night:

Cosmic Relief!

Today, July 11th, was extraordinarily hot. Gail and I were inside this morning glued comfortably to our PCs near the TV. Then just at 11AM sharp the TV spontaneously powered on unassisted, set to a channel we don’t watch with a movie just starting called, “The People That Time Forgot”. That got our attention thoughContinue reading “Cosmic Relief!”

Two Letters to a Friend in Norway – ‘Once in Brahman, Always in Brahman’

[One] Thank you for the link to the interview with Vesey Chrichton. Very interesting. I had a similar experience (except for attending Eton, of course…), just sort of fell into training and networking protocols for computers, and I was quickly drawn to research, write and teach courses, later managing the process. Reading and listening toContinue reading “Two Letters to a Friend in Norway – ‘Once in Brahman, Always in Brahman’”