Sunrise at the Merced NWR

It’s another one of those “First Photo of the Year” post. The last few years I had hoped to get out often, but never materialized. No promises this year as […]

First Time, First Light

It only took me two months this year to get myself out to the local refuge. Saw that the waning crescent moon, Mars, Jupiter and possibly Saturn will be visible […]

Setting Full Moon at the Merced NWR

For about a year now , I’ve been getting up early, way before sunrise, to walk around our neighborhood. I usually walk 4 mile, Monday through Friday. Every day after […]

Merced National Wildlife Refuge

As the Boston songs says, “It’s Been Such A Long Time”. This morning I decided to take a drive to the local refuge instead of my morning walk. The day […]

Strawberry Moon Two Days Later

Went outside to say goodbye to my kids for the evening (going to grandparents for the night) and saw an orange moon. Thought it was another Lunar Eclipse, although I […]

Sarah, the Flower Child

It’s that time again to pick my favorite ten photos from 2017. So in no particular order, here is my favorite photos of 2017…

Fall colors at Convict Lake.

One of my favorite fall colors location has to be Convict Lake. Drove the 4 hour trip to capture the first light. Got there around 5am and tried to find […]

Fall colors on the June Lake Loop.

Okay, this technically is NOT the first picture of my recent fall color trip on Thursday. It was the first photo that I processed and posted here. I got up […]

Mount Watkins at Sunset

Took the family to do some stargazing. Before we headed up to Glacier Point I stopped at Mirror Lake. Ten years ago we spent the afternoon playing in the water […]