Nature powerfully transcends four times a year, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, each changing the earth completely, and adding momentum to our intentions. Spring itself, the entire season, can be harnessed as the expression of Virya, or wholesome momentum, a primary component of Divine life, one of our six Divine gunas. So that every thought,Continue reading “Welcome to Spring 2022!”
A few months ago, I moved my gamecam from the back fence down to the property line, further into Nance Canyon. Here are seven photos, including one of me, and the final shot of a bat just now feeding under the eaves of the house. Enjoy!
My best guess is there are about a dozen Blacktail deer in the herd, total. From my gamecam at Nance Pond in the canyon, here are six snapshots of the local deer:
There is a small local herd of six blacktail deer: one buck, three does, and two fawns. They are quite comfortable on our property, and except for the buck, came onto the front and side yards this morning, as I was trimming the lavender. I swear the doe in the last picture was smiling atContinue reading “Deer in the Front Yard Today”
I was walking near the pond down in the canyon today, and decided to explore a small stream that runs from the pond. This area was impassable before the fire, and now has a far lower profile of mostly berry brambles. As I approached the stream, a family of blacktail deer emerged from a copseContinue reading “Discovering a Family of Blacktail Deer Near Nance Pond Today”
Mostly deer and quail were seen on the Nance Pond gamecam this month, with one nightshot of two raccoons. The quail are growing a large bevy, now numbering twenty birds. See if you can count them all in the third photo below – it isn’t easy! We are at 108/42 today, going to 112/44 overContinue reading “Animals Get Some Relief From The Heat At Nance Pond”
Recent visitors include deer, red-winged blackbirds, foxes, turkeys, jack rabbits and hawks. Please enjoy these ten photos of our wilderness paradise in the Sierra-Nevada foothills:
Especially in hot weather, Nance Pond remains a popular place for the animals. As a child I was always pestering my parents to visit whatever zoo was nearby. Now the animals are steps away. Please enjoy these recent eight pictures of deer and foxes near the pond:
Now that Spring is fully underway, many animals are plentiful and active near the canyon, especially the deer. Here are nine recent pictures from the cams. Happy Sunday and please enjoy!
This sequence of four photos is from yesterday morning, from the gamecam in the side yard. This young buck is around the property often. Enjoy!
From my gamecams this morning. The deer are coming close to the house now. Here are three pictures. Enjoy!
Today I pulled the picture card from the camera facing the back meadow, and was very surprised by a sequence of photos taken two seconds apart. In the first, a deer is exiting the frame to the right, and a very bright and focused light appears on the ground like a beam of some sort,Continue reading “A Strange Light In The Woods”
I went down to the pond today to swap out the gamecam card, and just as I was off the hill a young buck bolted out of the underbrush to my left. He crossed the path and then stopped. I took his picture and continued on. After I swapped the card out, I noticed aContinue reading “Nance Pond Wildlife – A Pictorial”
A week ago, I set up a game cam near the pond in back. Today I checked the camera and found visits by deer and coyotes. We often hear the coyotes at night. Here are six photos – Please enjoy!