Summer 2007, Blue Lake, California.
This is what happened when I let the back yard go during summer. A family of foxes moved in.
I liked the foxes. Not so much the raccoons. These are two of the three that were born under the house that year. I eventually trapped all three of the young ones and their mother and relocated them up on Horse Mountain.
Summer 2007, Illinois Valley, Oregon.
Darlingtonia pitcher plants in a serpentine bog near Cave Junction, Oregon.
Serpentine fen with pitcher plants.
Examining the contents of a Darlingtonia pitcher. Pretty stinky!
Summer 2007, east of Susanville, California.
I took this photo enroute to Reno, Nevada, to pick up Kathy at the airport for Labor Day weekend in the desert. The distant rain falling through setting sunlight was beautiful.
Summer 2007, East Side Sierras, California.
Mono Lake from the 395 overlook north of Lee Vining.
Just north of Lee Vining, California.
Summer 2007, Mono Lake, California.
The black layer on the beach is composed of adult brine flies and exuvia.
Tufa deposits along an ancient shore line.
Mono Craters in the distance behind an ancient tufa shore line.
Every one of those dark spots is an adult brine fly.