Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Greens

A collage of trees beside Highway 128 near Boonville. A swath of serpentine soil here attracts cedar trees to the mix of the usual buckeyes, oaks, and firs.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Redwoods and Emus

An old ranch with a great view over the Navarro River gulch belongs to a retired veterinarian now. He used to have beautiful Devonshire cattle, but now mostly raises chickens and two lovely emus. It's one thing to get a few pictures of them from behind the fence, and quite another thing to find one on the loose in the road. I had to creep past this one over in the left lane, as the bird slowly strode down the right, seeming to hesitate at each step, gliding its way to nowhere in particular.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011