The weather is lovely in Paradise this summer, with no big fires and a little cooler than usual. I check my gamecams nearly every day and always take my camera with me. Please enjoy these seven pictures!
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”
Also, a hummingbird sipping in the shadows, and a butterfly gracing the lavender. Please enjoy these seven photos from Paradise today. Happy Monday everyone! 🙂
Often during dry weather in the foothills, there will be both a red sunrise and sunset, each quite brief. Please enjoy these five pictures of a day in Paradise, ending with a crescent moon following the sunset:
The raptors here enjoy hunting from the tall snags in Nance Canyon, affording me some excellent photo opportunities. Yesterday I saw a pair of Red-tailed Hawks in the canyon, and also took pictures of yesterday’s and today’s sunrise. Please enjoy these six pictures:
From moonlight to sunrise, to sunlight, and to sunset, here are 11 photos taken over the last day. Please enjoy!
As the sun rose this morning, I took the UAV out to get some pictures at first light. The flight was brief due to high wind warnings, though quite a beautiful time of day. Please enjoy these five photos:
A lovely early morning today, so I captured views looking both East and West. Please enjoy these five pictures of the dawn:
Happy New Year, All! Close to the stroke of midnight here in California, after ringing in the New Year, I went out with my camera and took some first pictures of the New Year’s sky. The creative shot (photo #4) was a result of having the shutter set for 30 seconds, and pressing it byContinue reading “First Skies of the New Year – 2022 – Above Paradise, California”
All the continents have now entered the New Year, so close enough! Happy New Year, 2022, to Everyone on Earth! Promises to be a real corker! 🙂 Today, I first photographed the sunrise over Paradise, and later took pictures of the Mendocino Range, 70 miles or 112 kilometers west of us, across the Sacramento Valley.Continue reading “Happy New Year 2022! Fire and Ice from Paradise”
It is briefly clear between storms up here, so I was taking pictures very early this morning, and later as the sun rose. Please enjoy these four photos:
The stunning colors of the sunrise often come and go so quickly – I notice, grab my camera, find a good vantage point, click away, and done. Less than three minutes, start to finish. The sunrise was briefly spectacular this morning. Please enjoy these seven pictures from Paradise:
My camera is always nearby, and I take pictures throughout the day, and night. Here are eleven recent favorites. Please enjoy!
So much color yesterday! The sky was full of changes beginning at sunrise, and the birds were active in the cooler weather. In addition to my beloved hummingbirds, I saw a pair of starlings in the skeleton oak. Haven’t seen them around here before. Also found another late blooming rose, and some distant wispy cloudsContinue reading “A Beautiful Day in Paradise”
Autumn hues paint the dawn. Please enjoy these three pictures of a recent sunrise:
First the crescent Moon hung in the eastern sky, then was replaced by the Sun rising through low clouds. Please enjoy these five pictures of sunrise this morning:
When I went outside last night around 9 PM the sky was already dark, and the Milky Way was very clear, and colorful. First shown are two pictures of the Milky Way – Rising behind the redwoods, and another, straight up. Next, before dawn, I saw the crescent Moon. At 6 AM the Sun rose,Continue reading “From Fullness to Fullness: From Night into Dawn”
‘Orange’ is the operative word. We are smoky again today, though the forecast for tonight and the rest of the week, is for south and southeast wind, which blows out the smoke. Our power shutoff was cancelled, though the backup generator is all set. Please enjoy these unusual pictures of our celestial neighbors:
All glory to His Holiness Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev today! Here are two photos, one of the full moon last night, and one of the full orange sun as it rose this morning. From fullness to fullness. Please enjoy!
Happy Tuesday! Here is a small collection of recent beauty borrowed from nature – Four photographs. Please enjoy!
Here are four photos from this morning. Enjoy!
These sunrise light shows only average about ten minutes in length, so if it looks good at a glance, I grab the Nikon and head outside. Please enjoy!
Enjoying this quiet time for rest and rejuvenation. The sky is beautiful and always changing now during early winter. This morning the setting full moon was a special treat before daybreak. Here are five favorites from yesterday and today. Please enjoy! 🙂