February 27, 2010

Occasional Creek, on Mt. Tamalpais

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photo by Donald Kinney

I shouldn't be complaining about our wet weather here in California -- after all, a lot of you are still probably buried in nasty snow.   And no justifiable reason to complain about a little California rain when photographers (((and dedicated goof-offs like me))) can use the opportunity to point our cameras at dramatic creeks, like Occasional Creek shown here, gushing and spewing water...

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photo by Donald Kinney

If this creek has a name I don't know it, so I've given it the name I often give unnamed and unknown creeks -- Occasional Creek.   Occasional Creek flows -- when it is actually flowing -- into Alpine Lake on the northeast flank of Mount Tamalpais.   Occasional Creek is chugging away now, but by July it will have slowed to a drip.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And here is your typical Madrone tree -- they shed an onion-skin like layer of their bark each year so they can expand their size.
This one is pretty much completely au naturale...

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next level said...

wonderful...what a beautiful scene. Yeah...when some are still buried in snow, you can enjoy a spring...:)) great photos!!

AphotoAday said...

HI NEXT LEVEL -- Great to hear from you again... It's raining here right now, but maybe it will clear later in the day so I can get out and find some clouds or something...

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

impressive that waterfalls! 2th pic: I was thinking that I saw an (human) arm first... but its a Madrone tree? Looks like flesh, (Yak!) never to old to learn eeh?

Greetings from a cold Holland:)

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