Tag Archives: Winter

A New Year, A Barrel Stove, & A Telescope

New Year’s Eve 2013 again found me in the middle of a hayfield attempting to light a fire in freezing temperatures.  But this year, because of the extreme dry weather and fire hazard, we could not build a bonfire.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Dental Art

We went up to Tahoe last weekend and on Saturday night caught the sunset from Speedboat Beach on the north shore. I really enjoy photographing sunsets and with this one in particular I got a little out of hand running … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2012 was clear and cold in Middletown and rather than huddle beside the TV to watch Dick Clark’s postmortem Rockin’ Eve, we ventured out into the darkness of the ranch and lit a bonfire to celebrate. We … Continue reading

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Late Rains

A big storm late in the season can wash away the anxiety of a dry winter.  This storm nearly did that when it dumped 0ver five inches of rain on us this past week. We’re still below average for the … Continue reading

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The Boneyard

Welcome to the boneyard.  The final resting place of the ranch animal.  When I was a kid I remember that we used to scatter our dead livestock throughout the hills to try to avoid such a phenomenon, but over the … Continue reading

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Night Oak

As I was wrapping up my last night of shooting at the Sheep Barn I noticed the setting moon shining through the bare branches of this oak tree.  It was sort of an afterthought to stop and try and get … Continue reading

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Central Valley Sunset

Sun setting over flooded rice fields in California’s Central Valley.  Taken near Butte City, CA. 1/40sec/f5.o/iso250 Geese and Ducks high over the rice fields.  1/40sec/f5.6/iso250 Sutter Buttes on the left hand side of the horizon.  To the right are the … Continue reading

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