Monday, April 27, 2009

California Sunsets...

...look surprisingly like a New Hampshire Sunrise!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wandering on Easter Sunday

Minature horse

Nanny and kid

Friends in the pasture

Critters on the path of a Sunday adventure.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lake Kaweah

This is the shallow end of the man made lake. There is reportedly good bass fishing - will put that news to the test on Sunday!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Seeing the Forest Floor

The very tiny details of the forest floor are dazzling. The intricate organic life is a balance of shape, size, scent and color. At first it appears to be a miniature riot of greens and blossoms. Stop. Take a much closer look. Each tiny member is perfection. The species are different yet there is harmony.

Spring pageant on the road side!

Every corner of the road through the Sequoia has little surprise. Eye candy.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ancient and still fertile...

Below is the surface of a Sequoia. This grand lady of the forest is the face of time.
. The Sequoia giganteum can weigh up to 2.7 MILLION tons. Now that is a GREEN footprint! Some trees in this forest have been here for over 3000 years. The trees hold their pine cones for up to 20 years. That is dedicated parenthood

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

6000 feet

The view changes from where one stands on the road and the time of day. As the day progresses the smog climbs the mountains with you.

Monday, April 6, 2009

More of the Sequoia

Delicate wild flowers at 4000 feet elevation.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day trip to Sequoia National Park

Entering the Sequoia Park on a Sunday. The haze is smog not fog. That mountain is 12,000+ feet at the summit ~ an indicator of the invasive nature of snog created in the Central Valley. The Valley is at and below sea level. The smog rises as the temperature of the Valley rises and the winds blow pollutions down from Sacramento and Fresno. Still the majesty of the Park is breath taking and inspiring.

The dry season begins

Photo taken on March 5, 2009 Photo taken on February 28, 2009
What a difference one month makes! Folks are still arguing about whether or not there is a need for water rationing....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday and time to finish the desert

Time to take some new photos and leave the desert behind for now. Ending with some tender tiny wild flowers that manager to live in the shadow of the Joshua Tree. Life finds a way...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009