Category Archives: Nature

Readers Photo Challenge: Rites of fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is “fall.” Fall is the time of vibrantly colored foliage, migrating birds and cool, crisp days. It was up to each photographer to decide what epitomized fall and then find a way to illustrated it in [...]

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Moon shots

Last Monday we experienced what’s called a “supermoon.” It’s when the moon comes closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit (its perigee) appearing up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its furthest point (apogee). It occurs, on average, once every 14 months, though there are some long periods without one [...]

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Mother Nature Monday: #27: Just dew it

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Random photo # 69: Calm before the storm

Taken before the polls closed last night. Joshua Huerta of Stockton takes time to enjoy the quite sunset while fishing along the shores of the deep water channel at Buckley Cove in Stockton.

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Mother Nature Monday #24: Bishop Cut sunset

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Mother Nature Monday #24: Bareback rider

A bird perches on the back of a sheep as it grazes with the rest of its flock in the hazy morning sun in an alfalfa field on Walnut Grove Thornton Road and Staten Island Road in Walnut Grove.

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Mother Nature Monday #23: Fly-in

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Mother Nature Monday #22: Nectar hunt

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Mother Nature Monday #21: Mammatus clouds

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Mother Nature Monday #20: The flower of the sun

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