Looking east across the Owens River valley to the White Mountains, just north of Lone Pine, CA. There isn’t much rainfall in this area, and when there is rain, it often falls in isolated showers like this one. It lasted just a few minutes, but provided some needed moisture to that particular location.
This shot is looking west from the White Mountains (the Bristlecone Pine area) towards the Sierras in late April. Much earlier and the road up the White Mountains is still closed from snow most years. Elevation here is over 10,000 feet.
Not sure of the botanical identification of this lovely seed head I found in North Central Oregon. Probably a member of the sunflower family. Regardless, I was struck by its ability to maintain its shape while the wind was blowing pretty hard. It must not have been quite ready to spread itself yet.
- Camera: Nikon D-850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 112mm
- ISO 400 1/160 sec f/4.8
This is the sheep barn at Bloedel Reserve.
It doesn’t have sheep anymore. Just a great collection of moss and lichen.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 165mm
- ISO 400 1/160 sec f/13