Random Photos

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A random taste of photos:
An old wooden water well in a Japanese garden, covered by bamboo stalks strung together. A bee coming in for a landing on a purple thistle. California Academy of Sciences \
Tabby cat with green eyes. A depth marker in a salt marsh shows stagnant green water to be lower than usual. Still marsh water reflects faded hills within a curved shoreline.
Nene, or Hawaiian goose. The official state bird. This one was very friendly and came close, showing off and looking for a handout. 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). The scarlet pimpernel.
Lovely marsh muck. An old decrepit abandoned building in the toxic dead tree zone near Mammoth Mountain. (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. Painted Desert within the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
Yellow wildflowers at Mono Lake. Orange and brown fungus growing with green moss among the forest detritus. The still water of a salt marsh reflects white and gray clouds in a blue sky.
Rainbow at the base of Shoshone Falls (sometimes called the Petrified wood in this desolate landscape has been fossilized and turned to stone. A male seagull, standing.
The still water of a salt marsh reflects sky and clouds. A big carpenter bee diving into the morning glory. Yellow wildflowers on stems that resemble rosemary.
A shriveling \ I believe this is a blue morpho butterfly, resting on gray concrete. His poor wings look a little ragged. Purple wildflowers brighten a fallen log at Pacheco State Park in California.
Lovely marsh muck, ringed by beautiful colors on a curving bank. Miner\'s Lettuce. Perrine Bridge over the Snake River Canyon.
An old decrepit abandoned building in the toxic dead tree zone near Mammoth Mountain. (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. A natural pink salt marsh. A snail reaches for the sky while climbing out of a cardboard box.
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Photos by artist Erin Metcalf of Eirewolf Creations.

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