Stony Brook   2 comments

A light snowfall last night made this morning a good time for a walk.

House finch:

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Posted 2020-01-19 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Devil’s Rock   2 comments

I try to take a photo walk at least once every calendar month.  December was a bit of a failure in that regard, but I wanted to start the new year off right.  A rainy day meant lots of yummy droplets, and a healthy flow in the brook.

 

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Posted 2020-01-05 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Joshua Tree National Park   5 comments

A four day backpacking trip, through REI.  Incredible experience!

The afternoon sun bleaches the land, so it’s probably not surprising that some of the best photos are sunrise and sunset.  Plus, during the day, the guides were driving us mercilessly, so who had time to take photos?

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Morning sunlight through a dried Joshua tree branch:

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Posted 2019-11-21 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Rattlesnake Hill   Leave a comment

How is it that I haven’t been to Rattlesnake Hill before?  Anyway, it’s just been preserved for nature, and to celebrate I made my first trip.

When you look under a rock around here, you often find little strands of silk.   I don’t know if they are fungal or insect/spider in origin.  They often have droplets on them, perhaps water but possibly not.  Always a great view.

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Posted 2019-11-20 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Borderland   Leave a comment

The pine needle circles!  I had a previous photo published as Earth Science Photo of the Day: https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2018/11/pine-needles-sunlight-and-concentric-circles.html

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Posted 2019-10-18 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Devil’s Rock   Leave a comment

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Who knew fern leaves decayed so beautifully?

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Chironomidae midge

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Cyclosa conica

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Posted 2019-10-13 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Moose Hill   Leave a comment

The days are getting shorter.  The trees are raging against the dying of the light.

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Posted 2019-10-12 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized