Tomorrows a new day that looks like it will be clear. Another bit of rain is predicted arriving this Friday in a minimal amount. The important part is how much snow will fall on the Sierra Nevadas, the snow pack is what makes the difference in our water supply next Summer. We won't be out of this rough by a long shot,
I have no desire to publish anything for sale, I've done that and I don't like it one bit; I can no longer handle stress. But if I were to be asked or create a Calendar I would chose a theme a bit more relevant to the Culture of the Island.
panoramic of the range hopefully 16 inches x 32 inches, my vision of it is fading.
Tomorrow we will wake up to steady rain, I will be inside most of the day. My photo session in the morning will be under the patio cover sheltered from the weather. Whether or not the critters will be out is anyones guess but one thing is for sure the air will be clean, a slight breeze will be up and the coffee will be hot.
t's been a good weekend for photography as the critters are returning to the slough, the weather is nice (until tomorrow) and the sky is partly cloudy. Hopefully we will receive a good amount of rain, the wind will be below 25 mph and the mudslides will not develop.
narrative and others like today don't pan out.
I would like to start leaving food out for them but they will choose meat over any other food and I really don't want to set it out for them. Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds or Corn I will but none of that will draw them in as long as the pasture across the slough supplies them with carrion. None the less it's been a great few days; just taking it as it comes along.
I continue working on capturing a perfect picture of a Turkey Vulture, I don't accept this image to be near what I am seeking. It has to be a perfect storm so to speak, great lighting, distance and height at eye level; this image displays none of those. It was really too far away to attempt a shot but if it's available the saying is "take the shot."
We have rainfalls accompanied with high winds they together cause a few issues however the actual calamity is a combination of issues. Mudslides are nearly instantaneous when the soil gets wet, most of the Mountains are loosely packed shale the rain acts as a lubricant causing the rocks to slide.
The Great Blue Heron in this image is brown, I'm not sure if this is a newcomer. I don't recall seeing him around his brown plumage is the tell-tale, in this case I don't think it's the sunlight