Sunday, February 23, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Nordic skiers on the newly renamed "Helman's Trail" - formally the East Ridge trail below Bear Pass on the way to Point Moriah
Jim Kaspari on the way to Point Moriah - Devil's Peak in the background
Snow Mountain looming above The Royal Gorge
Can you believe this is mid-February - look at the snow line! Unbelievable - View of The Royal Gorge of the American River from Point Moriah
A mid-June scene shot in mid-February...
Monday, February 3, 2014
Diane looked out the window first thing this morning and exclaimed - "Coyote!....wait - what IS that? Get over here with the camera fast!" So I jumped out of bed, grabbed the camera, switched to the telephoto lense, and crept over to the window snapping these shots. The California Bobcat sniffed at the woodpiles, marked a few spots, checked out the bird feeder, then sauntered off in search of rabbits I suspect. I guess we are on his route. He was about 30" long and very fluffy. I think based on the size of his paws he is NOT a lynx - and the lack of remarkable bow tie beneath his chin. We had fresh snow yesterday, so I'll go have a look at the tracks soon and then we'll know if he comes back.
Here is a link to a web site that tries to help distinguish between a Lynx and bobcat.:
Based on the tail, I'd say Lynx, based on paw size and chin fur, its more like a bobcat. What do YOU think?
excerpt:Of course, an article on bobcats wouldn't be complete without mentioning their short, rounded tails that appear to be cut, or "bobbed." While both cats have the characteristic haircut-gone-awry type of tail, the bobcat's is banded with black stripes. It's also black at the top of the tip and white at the bottom, while the lynx's tail lacks banding and is completely black at the tip.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
I shot this by moonlight - 1/125 sec, f11, at 100 ASA - manzanita illuminated with flashlight painting
Moonrise at 6:30 pm, and 60 deg. east - all my iPhone apps were wrong - they told be 6:08pm at 74 degrees. I guess there are insufficient cell towers to properly triangulate my cell phone location.
Sunset over Truckee and the Martis Valley
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Warm enough to grow icles off the front porch over night.
Crystal clear day, fine views of Castle Peak from the Forest Service ridge leading up to Crow's Peak.
View back over Van Norden Meadow, barely frozen. Diane is down there skiing in the meadow, but too small to see.
Another brilliant light show on Mt. Rose