Random Photos

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A random taste of photos:
Painted Desert within the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. A white, orange and black koi fish in a shallow green pond. A brightly colored kayaker paddles by tufa towers in Mono Lake.
A white, orange and black koi fish in a shallow green pond. You can see the barbels (slender, whisker-like sensory organs near the fish's mouth). A bee hovering over a purple flower at the beach in Morro Bay, California. A collection of bones and stones on a round post surrounded by red rock.
Black silhouette of a tree against white clouds. Paw prints (probably raccoon) and bird tracks in dried mud. A shed cicada skin among orange Marigold flowers.
Trees reaching for the sky. Two white mushrooms in green grass. Interesting mountain shapes and shadows near Mammoth Lakes.
A simple line of bird tracks in wet beach sand. An American flag flies on the beach near Morro Rock while children and adults play in the water nearby. Grand Canyon, Arizona
This building reminded me of an old decrepit church. (It was probably an emergency snow cabin or something.) Natural CO2 outgassing from a magma body beneath Mammoth Mountain asphyxiated more than 100 acres of trees near Horseshoe Lake in the early 1990s. The gasses become concentrated to deadly levels in enclosed structures such as cabins. Staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum), growing on a tree. This is either Lake Mary or Lake George. They\'re very close to each other.
A zig-zaggy boardwalk leads to the Environmental Education Center in Alviso, California. Macro of a purple flower with yellow pollen and green stems.  (If you know the species, please let me know and I\'ll add the info!) Yellow sunflower.
Yellow and green clusters of flowers resemble berries on a leafy bush. This is either a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper\'s Hawk, eating a smaller bird. I believe it is a juvenile (fledged some weeks ago). This hawk family lived in a eucalyptus tree on a golf course. Macro of a purple flower with yellow pollen and green stems.  (If you know the species, please let me know and I\'ll add the info!)
Near Mammoth Lakes. I\'m not sure which lake this is; there are so many! Nawiliwili Bay. Macro of a bright yellow flower at the beach.
Ground squirrel, ready for his closeup on the boardwalk. Slot canyon in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico. Rough textured bark on the trunk of a tree.
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