My absolute favorite time of the year is fast approaching. I truly love the fall colors and I visit my favorite places in the eastern sierra high country where I consider it heaven. And that’s just the beginning! I continue to follow the fall colors as they travel through the different elevations. It keeps me very busy. Enjoy your weekend.

The Blues

This category of butterflies is called Blues, with several subspecies that can become a challenge when trying to identify one because of their similarities. They are very small but beautiful. In the field where I was shooting, I saw a few different different types. This is I believe, a Silvery Blue female. The males are strikingly blue and there was one close by that I was able to get pictures of. This was shot at about 7500 ft. Enjoy your day

High Sierra Nature

Hello again. I am glad to be back. This time of year I spend as much time as possible in the high country of the sierras. I love the wildflowers at those elevations. This picture was taken at approximately 7,000 ft. These plants have to be hardy to survive, as do the insects that pollinate them and keep them reproducing. It amazes me how they survive the harsh conditions at these elevations This is a Mountain Aster with a Checkerspot butterfly busily doing his job.