North Table Mountain Superbloom

On a trip to North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Oroville, California, I took these pictures there of the wildflowers in blooms. It was Easter and there were many wildflowers like lupines, purple owl’s clover, poppies, and many other blooming wildflowers. The whole mountain plateau looked like a giant Easter basket full of colored eggs or ,in this instance, colorful wildflower blooms.

Japanese Garden in Micke Grove Regional Park, California

Here are seven images that I took with a Nikon Z 6 using a Nikon Z 85 mm lens of scenes within the Japanese Garden located in Micke Grove Regional Park near Lodi, California. It’s a quiet tranquil colorful place nestled under huge valley oaks. This beautiful spot is almost hidden from view in the Central Valley. For me it’s a delight to discover in the early morning light. The garden is only opened in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm.

Cherry Blossoms in Linden, California

Here are seven photos I took of cherry blossoms in the Central Valley near Linden, California. The cherry trees are just beginning to bloom here. I found these on Archerdale Road, Baker Road, and Jack Tone Road.

UOP Campus Tulip Magnolia Blossoms, California

I took these seven photos of the University of the Pacific Campus in Stockton, California. The tulip magnolia tree was blooming near Morris Chapel on the campus. The Conservatory of Music may look familiar simply because Hollywood has used this building for numerous movie locations.

Almond Blossoms in French Camp, California

Here are seven images that I captured of blossoms in some almond orchards located in French Camp, California. You can find them easily along French Camp Road in the Central Valley. I understand that they are the first fruit trees to bloom and the last ones to bear fruit in the summer. They usually bloom during the last two weeks of February.

Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Tulip Tree Blooms Spring 2021

Tulip magnolia blooms are among the first blooms of spring here in The Central Valley, California. Here are seven photos that I recently took of some magnolia tulip tree blossoms in my neighborhood. Beautiful colors.

Snow Geese at Staten Island Preserve, California

Here are ten images that I took of snow geese at Staten Island Preserve, California. The snow geese are among the last migratory arrivals here in The Delta which is part of the Pacific Flyway. They will soon be leaving to return north for the summer season. For me they are fun and colorful to watch and to photograph.

Winter Moon Over The Delta, California

Here are 16 photos that I took of wildlife at the Staten Island Preserve in the Sacramento River Delta Region, California. I took some on December 27 when the winter moon was approaching fullness. The rest I took on December 29 when the winter moon was full. For me, I always mentally engaged when I’m photographing wild birds in the Preserve. It’s fun for me. Happy New Year 2021!

Views of a Fall Day in the California Delta

I took these ten images on a recent visit to the Sacramento River Delta Region. The wildlife and sunset images that I took are in the Staten Island Preserve, near Walnut Grove, California.

I always enjoy visiting The Delta. It intrigues me with sights and sounds of wildlife on the Pacific Flyway.

Cackling Geese and Sandhill Cranes in Staten Island Preserve, California

Here are seven images that I took last Sunday of cackling geese in flight and sandhill cranes feeding in flooded corn fields. It was a beautiful cool fall day.