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Oh, To Be There   Leave a comment

Redwood National Park. Photo by Michael Bandy. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 5/8/17.

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Redwood National Park

Lady Bird Johnson Grove

Redwood National and State Parks

Posted June 22, 2017 by henrymowry in California, National Parks

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Case Mountain   Leave a comment

California’s Case Mountain is home to some of the largest trees on earth! Located about 7.5 miles southeast of the town of Three Rivers, California, Case Mountain was established to protect the giant sequoias. Comparable in size to a 26-story building, sequoias not only loom over their mixed conifer forest neighbors, but they also outlive them – reaching over 3,000 years. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/28/17.

Posted June 17, 2017 by henrymowry in California

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Thread Leaved Brodiaea   Leave a comment

Abundant winter rain this year ushered in a series of super-blooms in southern California, including the thread-leaved brodiaea in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in eastern Los Angeles County. “It’s the only brodiaea left in Los Angeles County, so it’s extremely rare, and what we have on our land is pretty special,” said Ann Croissant, a retired professor with a background in plant physiology, who has led a local effort to protect this endangered plant. Credit: Joanna Gilkeson/USFWS. From the US Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Southwest blog.

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Late To Rise, Early To Bed

The Bend   Leave a comment

Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area in California includes expansive rolling hills of blue oak and lush forests surrounding the Sacramento River and its tributaries. The beautiful and diverse habitat – home to bald eagles, osprey, deer and salmon – offers natural beauty and solitude paired with numerous recreation opportunities, sunrise to sunset. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/13/17.

Posted May 28, 2017 by henrymowry in California, Photography

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Lake Manzanita   Leave a comment

Lassen Volcanic National Park in California is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while roaring steam, thumping mud pots and boiling pools continue to shape the land. Photo of a starry night over Lake Manzanita by Kedar Datta. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/25/17.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Snow!

California Blooming   Leave a comment

Perspective   Leave a comment

The otherworldly landscape of Alabama Hills illuminated at sunset. Photo by Sangeeta Dey. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 3/15/17.

Posted April 14, 2017 by henrymowry in California

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Superbloom!   Leave a comment

The superbloom has migrated north to California’s Central Valley, and the show is simply indescribable at Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis, tidy tips and phacelia, with smaller patches of dozens of other species. Not to be outdone, the Temblor Range is painted with swaths of wildlflowers in oranges yellow and purple like something out of a storybook. Visitors are flocking to the area to see this explosion of color, and travelers should be prepared with a full tank of gas as there are no services in the monument. Photos by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 4/4/17.

The Beauty of Tuolumne Meadows   Leave a comment

Tuolumne Meadows in California’s Yosemite National Park. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 3/22/17.

Posted March 29, 2017 by henrymowry in California, National Parks

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The Fire In Horsetail Fall   Leave a comment

 

 

Every February a rare phenomenon makes Horsetail Fall in California’s Yosemite National Park glow like fire. The sun has to hit the water just right, clouds can’t get in the way, and the photographer’s position must be in the right place at the right time. Photo taken Saturday, 2/11/17 by Ray Lee. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior 2/13/17.

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Yosemite National Park

A Double Rainbow And The Half Dome

Fire!

Low Fog & Bright Stars

Right Place, Right Time

Sentinel Dome’s View

Stoneman Meadow

Sunrise + Milky Way

The Serenity Of Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center

Upper Cathedral Lake

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite In The Snow

 

Posted March 26, 2017 by henrymowry in California, National Parks

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