Whale shark also plays peek-a-boo

A Peek at Creatures Great and Small

What is lurking just below the surface of the water? Why, a gigantic whale shark, of course. Would you like to play Peek -a-boo with the largest animal on planet Earth? C’mon, there’s nothing to it! Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks on our vacation in Mexico in…

Full moon captured within the thorny branches

The Orbs that Rule #Halloween Night

This is as close to a Halloween-themed post as I will get. The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge uses Rounded as the theme. I captured this full moon last year near Halloween with my phone! Really!  I used some post-editing effects with some tweaks in exposure, but it seems to work for this challenge. For your…

Joys of an urban forest

No Willing Exit in an Autumn Forest

A serene walk last October in the urban forest of Dishman Hills, Spokane, Washington. An autumn forest is such a place that once entered, you never look for the exit. Mehmet Murat Ildan I just love a photo challenge trifecta, don’t you? Submitting the sublime Glow of the Dogwood trees for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Join Becca…

-...it still seems above all others the Range of Light.- john muir

The Glow from “The Range of Light”

Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely…

Students hanging out in the trees

Playing in the Trees

Mid-October finds me longing for trees decked out in Autumn splendor. Here in Northern California, as the nights get cooler and the day time temps hover in the upper 70s, the leaves have a couple more weeks to go before we see significant color changes. For now, as I post for Sunday Trees hosted by…