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Gold to the Horizon

March 25, 2017 - Spring arrives on Table Mountain
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Bloom Fields

May 05, 2016 - Brodiaea blooming on the hillside in Bidwell Park. Chico, California.
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Meadowfoam Mirror

March 27, 2016 - The subject of an upcoming photo workshop. CSU Chico Herbarium 4/16/2016.
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Lupine & Lassen

July 22, 2015 - Lupine blooming on the way to the peak. Mount Lassen looming in the background.
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Lupine & Tahoe

July 12, 2015 - A field of Lupine blooming along the shores of Lake Tahoe.
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An Orchid Adventure

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Afternoon It has been a while since I have posted a long from blog post, I have been trying to promot...
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Stream Orchid Chime

May 25, 2015 - Stream Orchid chime growing along Big Chico Creek
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Forest Galaxy

May 18, 2015 - Western Star Flower blooming on the lush forest floor.
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Light of the Foothills

March 28, 2015 - Afternoon light on Ithuriels Spear and Grass
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Flowers and the Groove

March 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015 Afternoon Spring is right around the corner! That is really only based on actual calendar dates, sp...
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Bloom Stages

March 04, 2015 - I love the color variation this species exhibits
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Under the Canopy

February 08, 2015 - A single houndstongue blooming under the early spring canopy.
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The Best of 2014

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014 Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will hav...
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From th Archives XIII

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014 Afternoon Here are some old images that I revisited today with some new editing ideas. I was pl...
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Artists Block

August 17, 2014 - August 17, 2014 Night Been experiencing some serious artists block, both photographically and lyrically... Here is...
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Random Bits

May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 Afternoon Here are some random images I just finished editing, they are from the last couple of month...
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From the Archives XI

May 23, 2014 - May 23, 2014 Afternoon Here is an image I took earlier this year of a particularly photogenic trio of Indian Warri...
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Scarlet Fritillary Trio

May 12, 2014 - Three bright red bells of the Scarlet Fritillary shining in the verdant green forest.
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Survival

May 04, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Afternoon While hiking around Bidwell Park, I see things that make me wonder about life. For example w...
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Coffeeberry Bloom

May 01, 2014 - The tiny blooms of California Coffeeberry found in Bidwell Park.
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Keeper of the Flowers

April 17, 2014 - A solitary oak tree on a hill among the wildflowers of Table Mountain. This tree has been the subject of many photograph...
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The Images of Imagination

April 15, 2014 - April 15, 2014 Evening There are certain images that are conjured up when general ideas are brought up, one of whi...
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Spring Defined

April 13, 2014 - A massive oak tree surrounded by Sky Lupine on Table Mountain.
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The Flowers Return

March 26, 2014 - March 26, 2013 Evening Spring must be here! Today there was a downpour, a tornado, lightning and rainbows. All of...
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Spires that Inspire

March 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014 Afternoon While on last weekends trip to Lone Pine, many beautiful landscapes were experienced. Whi...
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Petal & Bark

February 27, 2014 - A Checker Lily blooming beneath an oak tree in Bidwell Park. The colors and textures mimic each other. Coincidence?
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After 5 Years...

February 25, 2014 - February 25, 2014 The hunt is finally successful. The Fetid Adders Tongue that has eluded me for 5 years has been ima...
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High Desert Highlights

December 12, 2013 - Rabbit Brush blooming in the high desert autumn.
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Buckwheat Bends

November 12, 2013 - A mass of buckwheat blooms, twisted stalks and autumn light combine to make an interesting and compelling photograph....
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Butterfly Valley Autumn

October 27, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Night Dalynn and I went on an Autumn adventure today. We traveled to Quincy to meet our good frie...
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From the Archives X

September 16, 2013 - September 16, 2013 Noon Here we are with another installment of from the archives. This time it is of an image I t...
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Golden Glow

August 22, 2013 - Late summer blooms on Table Mountain; lit by the afternoon sunshine.
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What Flowers Leave Behind

August 07, 2013 - August 7, 2013 Evening Anyone who frequents my blog knows that flowers take center stage. Flowers are by far the m...
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From the Archives VIII

July 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013 Evening Tonight, while catching up on my friends wonderful blog, I read a statement about all poppy...
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From the Archives VII

July 10, 2013 - July 10, 2013 Night Here is an image from a few months ago I finally finished editing yesterday. I came across it...
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More Odds and Ends

June 22, 2013 - June 22, 2013 Afternoon Finally have some time for blogging. Between work, travel and being sick, I have not had a...
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New Growth

June 16, 2013 - Spring has arrived in the Mountains. New growth at 7000' elevation in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Smokey Mariposa

June 10, 2013 - A quick preview of a trip up Mt Hough outside of Quincy, CA.
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Oopoomoo Post

May 28, 2013 - May 28, 2013 Noon, Hello all! I have a blog post and image on a website called Oopoomoo. It is run by two professi...
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Orchid Light

May 26, 2013 - A cluster of Mountain Lady Slippers found outside of Quincy, CA.
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What a Difference a Month Makes...

May 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013 It is really amazing what a difference of about 30 days makes in California's Sacramento Valley. The ima...
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Table Mountain - Across Seasons Part 1 - Spring

May 11, 2013 - May 11, 2013 Noon This is a multi-part series, with the intent of building a body of work on Table Mountain culmin...
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Walking with the Ghosts

May 10, 2013 - May 10, 2013 Night Change has come again. Table Mountain had a different feel. The air was warm, almost hot, my bo...
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Fritillary Success

May 07, 2013 - May 7, 2012 Evening Today I solved a puzzle; one that has haunted me for about a year. During the Lassen trip I re...
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Feather Falls

May 05, 2013 - May 5, 2013 Afternoon, Yesterday my father and I went for a hike to Feather Falls. It was a perfect day for this h...
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Odds and Ends

April 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013 Night A couple of photos from the weekends adventures. More barrens, and a quick trip to the Sulfur...
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Barrens Update

April 25, 2013 - April 25, 2013 Night Yesterday I made a quick trip to the upper regions of the Serpentine Barrens, lots of action...
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Calochortus Anticipation

April 24, 2013 - Unopened buds of the White Pussy Ears. A charming little lily when fully open.
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Field of Checkerbloom

April 23, 2013 - A field of pink checkerbloom. Sad to think that this is the site of a proposed WalMart...
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Epic Drive

April 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday we went for an epic drive. It wasn't supposed to be, but it was the end result.
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Owls Clover & Clouds

April 12, 2013 - One more from Table Mountain. Hope to have some new scenery this weekend. Stay Tuned
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Spring Palette

April 07, 2013 - The colors of the rainbow with Coal Canyon in the background. This is why people flock to Table Mountain in March and Ap...
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Fritillary Duel

April 02, 2013 - April 2, 2013 Night I often go through my galleries and review my own work. I like to see how my critique of them...
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Creative Contemplations

March 25, 2013 - March 25, 2013 Mid-Day Sometimes when contemplating compositional challenges, flashes of insight strike. The local...
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It must be...

March 19, 2013 - Flower Season! Here are some misc images from the last week...
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Serpentine Barrens

March 17, 2013 - March 17, 2013 Evening The name serpentine barrens leaves both a lot to the imagination and describes desolation a...
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Musings on Luck

March 14, 2013 - March 14, 2013 Night Where does one draw the line between luck, skill, and experience? As a photographer of the na...
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Basalt Bifurcation

March 13, 2013 - A lupine between to basalt stones on Table Mountain.
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Finally!

March 12, 2013 - March 12, 2013 Night My computer is finally at full capacity. Some images I processed tonight. Hope you enjoy,...
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The Arrival of Spring

March 03, 2013 - March 3, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday I went on an adventure to Table Mountain with a friend and former co-worker to i...
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The Fever

February 17, 2013 - February 17, 2013 Evening Table Mountain is a bellwether, when the blooms start there, spring is well on its way....
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The Photographer Pt. 7

February 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013 Night There are always struggles with every endeavor we partake. Photography is no exception; 20...
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Scoliopus Search

February 10, 2013 - February 10, 2013 Morning Took a day trip yesterday to Jughandle State Reserve in search of a flower that has elud...
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Books of Influence

February 04, 2013 - February 4, 2013 Afternoon There are times as an artist, when thinking about what the next step, phase or project...
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Early Bloomers

December 29, 2012 - Found these Common Blennosperma while roaming Table Mountain with the 40mm. The bloom has already begun!
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The 10 of 2012

December 23, 2012 - December 23, 2012 Noon Well, it is about that time, the culmination of another year. Many adventures, many images.
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Failures... Re-imagined #2

December 10, 2012 - December 10, 2012 Night So I am finally getting around to the next remixed image. I took some stylistic cues from...
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Failures... Re-imagined #1

November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012 Night Well, after much discussion with family and friends about 3 images I posted, I have come u...
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Failures...

November 20, 2012 - November 20, 2012 Night Well I have officially been called out; Joe, you have done it again. You have given me a c...
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Categories

November 17, 2012 - November 17, 2012 Afternoon It is raining. And it will continue to do so for the better part of two weeks. Or so t...
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The Photographer Pt. 6

November 13, 2012 - November 13, 2012 Night I am a photographer. I remember the first time I said those words to a person that was not...
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From The Archives IV

November 04, 2012 - November 4, 2012 Evening Time changes, months pass, seasons turn from spring to summer to fall. Winter is almost h...
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Published Again? Revisited

November 02, 2012 - November 2, 2012 It is official, my images was used in Fremontia, the California Native Plant Societies statewide pub...
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One for the Road

October 17, 2012 - October 17, 2012 Morning Here's one for the road... Smithneck Road, outside of Loyalton California. Always...
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Welcome Autumn!

September 23, 2012 - September 22, 2012 Afternoon Just saying hello to the new season! Interestingly found some flowers still blooming.
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Creating the Image

August 14, 2012 - August 14, 2012 Afternoon Flower images are not as easy as one would think. In talking to people, it seems that...
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Man Made Havoc

August 10, 2012 - August 10, 2012 Night On my way home today, I had a perfect view of the part man has to play in the shaping of the...
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Passing Thoughts V

August 03, 2012 - August 3, 2012 Night Why is it that the images that are beautiful are not the ones that move people to protect and...
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From the Archives III

July 18, 2012 - July 18, 2012 Evening Summer in the foothills always allows for time indoors due to the oppressive heat. Although...
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Passing Thoughts IV

July 10, 2012 - July 10, 2012 Evening I wonder what the world looked like pre-civilization; before the roads, before the houses, s...
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Lassen Volcanic National Park 2

July 08, 2012 - July 8, 2012 Late Morning Yesterday I promised a report about my trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Well here...
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Cropping

June 30, 2012 - June 30, 2012 Afternoon Sometimes all one has to do to complete and image is change it's shape. The photograph is...
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Mendocino Coast

June 24, 2012 - June 24, 2012 Evening We returned today from a weekend trip to the small town of Inglenook, population 300. We sta...
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Published Again?

June 20, 2012 - June 20, 2012 Evening This afternoon I heard from the Editor of Fremontia, the publication of the California Nativ...
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Summer Contrasts

June 06, 2012 - June 6, 2012 Afternoon Summer is almost here, I fear that the last vestiges of spring came and went. The plant lif...
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Research Payoff

May 29, 2012 - May 29, 2012 Afternoon Just got back from another trip to Quincy, in search of another Lady Slipper. A different L...
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Emergency Trip

May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012 Afternoon There are certain events that require quick and decisive action. One such even took place y...
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Forks of the Butte

May 19, 2012 - May 19, 2012 Evening It was quite a productive photography day today, much to my surprise. Took a short stroll on...
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Summer Approaching

May 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012 Night-time The valley and foothills continue to brown, the days are longer and the temperature is hig...
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Lupine

May 01, 2012 - May 1, 2012 Late Afternoon Last weekend we went on a hike with the California Native Plant Society. It started in...
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Table Mountain

April 18, 2012 - April 18, 2012 Evening There is a very famous (locally) mountain not far from where I live, called Table Mountain.
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Yellow & Purple

April 16, 2012 - April 16, 2012 Evening Went on a wild flower hunt this afternoon on a local BLM trail that only seems to be used b...
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Spring?

April 12, 2012 - April 12, 2012 Evening Been down for the count the last couple of days, got bronchitis, blech! The weather here...
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Passing Thoughts III

April 04, 2012 - April 4, 2012 Afternoon How does one define success as a photographer? I suppose that depends on the goal. My ulti...
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Flowers

April 02, 2012 - April 2, 2012 Evening Flowers lend themselves well to photography. There is a misconception however, that imaging...
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Style

March 27, 2012 - March 27, 2012 Evening Every photographer has a style. It is revealed through common themes and techniques within...
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Faustian Bargain

March 18, 2012 - March 18, 2012 Morning (Snowy!) What damage am I causing by revealing little known items to a public audience? I onl...
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