While driving around our county this week, I came across this striking plant. This beautiful plant while one of the most avoided plants around is also one of the most colorful. Their colors are distinctive and beautiful, spring thru fall. The dreaded Poison Oak can either grow in bush form or as a vine, wrapping itself around trees, as this one chose to do. Appreciate their color at a VERY safe distance! Enjoy your day!
Last year at this time I met with my good friends and fellow photographers Dave and Val for some photography time in the eastern Sierra-Nevada mountain range. This area is a mixture of high elevation desert and very high elevation mountains. It is a true contradiction of gorgeous, rich foliage and dry, arid desert. This picture shows a bit of each. The fall foliage is spectacular. Enjoy your day!
I visited Yosemite National Park this past week to check on the fall colors and while the color was lacking, I was rewarded with these colorful dogwood berries. Though not poisonous, I don’t think I would try eating them. Enjoy your day!
As Dave mentioned, we were up shooting together in the eastern Sierra Nevada when we encountered these gorgeous Aspen trees. This image was shot backlit which produced shaded areas on the lower leaves, a technique I enjoy using. Have a wonderful day.
Another fair entry-a beautiful Widow Skimmer Dragonfly. A very delicate and beautiful dragonfly with it’s unusual coloring. One of my favorites.
This is another photo I entered in competition at our recent county fair. The category was “Plant Life-Natural Environment, non blooming” . It was shot along the Merced River In Yosemite National Park.
This picture was taken near Silver Lake in the Eastern Sierra Nevada in California. Have I mentioned that I love the Easter Sierra Nevada? Have a wonderful day.
This regal heron was posed on an elevated mound for me at the Merced Wildlife Refuge. And the tall dried plant framed him beautifully.
Yosemite in the fall is glorious. I love it there.
We will shortly be approaching my favorite time of the year. I truly love fall with its beautiful colors and cooler temps. And fall in the sierras is spectacular. This was taken near June Lake, Ca. Enjoy and have a wonderful day.