Saturday, August 26, 2017
Text will be added to the previous two posts. I needed to load the photos while our fickle Internet service was functioning well, but I did not have time for the accompanying text. Check back ater if you're interested in some more weird stories.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Another reason to post this photo is that it's a close-up of an amazing pear tree in my neighborhood. It must be holding at least a thousand pears. I wonder if there's a deposit of radio-active material beneath the tree, or maybe a leaky, old septic tank. It's an impressive tree. Maybe tomorrow I'll get a photo of the whole thing.
OK, class, study pear, pair and pare, and two, too, and to. THen we'll move on to their, they're and there, and maybe new, knew, and gnu. :)
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Nearby, I made another stop to explore a patch of Sunflowers, and that produced some surprises. I wondered about the origin of the name, although it's pretty obvious that there's a resemblance of each flower (composed of two kinds of flowers, disc and ray) resembles the Sun. I also thought about the many times in the Sacramento Valley west of Colusa I have seen fields of cultivated Sunflowers facing the early morning Sun as I drove by, then still facing the Sun in the afternoon on my return trips. So, I wondered if the name could have originated from the fact they "follow the Sun." With that in mind, I was startled to see that in this patch near Cromberg, all the blossoms were facing away from the setting Sun. Hmmm. Tomorrow I'll post my favorites of the Sunflowers, too.
After wandering for around 15 minutes in a very dry, brown, and combustable field, a shrub-like flowering plant (above) stood out as the pink blossoms were like little lights in an otherwise drab background. Then I dropped my lens cap, and as I bent down to pick it up, I noticed that my new pants were covered with sticky seeds. That called for a photo.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Last is a view of Gilson Creek cascading down from the place where it emerges from under the railroad track through a culvert and goes on down to join Spanish Creek. This place where the water usually flows year 'round, even during drought years, is always a reliable destination for nature hikes.