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Friday, October 21, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday~October 21, 2016

Just 5 random pictures from our 8 night trip to the eastern Sierra Nevada, with stops in Bishop, Mammoth, and South Lake Tahoe:

 Our black lab, Ripley, got to get her feet wet up in Bishop Canyon at Intake Lake #2...
 Some ravens were hanging out at the Minaret Vista, above Mammoth
 The Mammoth mammoth!
 The view from Old Mammoth Road, looking across the valley...
 Pretty fall leaves up by South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, from Emerald Bay...

Willy Nilly Friday for October 21, 2016.   To visit WNF, please go to:   http://monroega.blogspot.com/2016/10/willy-nilly-friday-5-no-103.html

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sierra Nevada sky and mountains~SkyWatch Friday~October 21, 2016

Storm in the Sierra Nevada can come up suddenly, as hubby and I discovered during our 8 days up there early this month.  We were up in Bishop Canyon when I noticed clouds moving in.  A couple of hours later, the temperature dropped and clouds were hugging the mountains.  We drove back to our motel, done for the day!

It was amazing how quickly the sky changed!  Linking to SkyWatch Friday:   http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Twin Lakes bridge~Good Fences~October 21, 2016

Between the two twin lakes above Mammoth there is a bridge which goes over to a campground.  You can walk out over the bridge or drive it.  On this morning I chose to walk it.  The bridge was covered with frost.  This was about October 6 this year.  I had just heard a pack of coyotes not far from the bridge, but fishermen were out & about, as well as the campers.  It was a lovely, crisp, clear morning!

Good Fences for Friday, October 21, 2016.   To visit Good Fences, please go to:   http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"O" is for orange~ABC Wednesday~101916

"O" is for orange and we saw plenty of orange the first week of October up in the eastern Sierra Nevada!  Wow!  Hubby and I waited 6 years to return to the Sierra during the fall months.  We were both working then.

But this year, we are both retired, so OFF we went!

All of these photos were taken around OLD Mammoth Road, which is in Mammoth, CA.

ABC Wednesday for October 19, 2016.  To visit ABC Wednesday, please go to:  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Eastern Sierra, Lake George ~ Water World Wednesday~ October 19, 2016

This is Lake George, above Mammoth, in the eastern Sierra Nevada. I headed out early one morning because hubby wasn't feeling well.  We had rented a cabin in Mammoth for 4 nights and this was about the 3rd morning.  I grabbed my backup camera, my old Nikon D40x because it does much better than my more expensive Canon in morning and late afternoon light.  It didn't disappoint me!

If you click and enlarge the 3rd photo down, you will see the bald eagle that took off from the shore on the left.  He flew across the lake and hovered over one spot for several minutes.  Unfortunately, my camera didn't refresh quickly enough to get a good photo of him!  But, I did see him and that will remain in my memory. He had just taken off when I snapped the photo!
Click on this top one to enlarge.  I got there early enough to see mist rising from the lake!  Amazing!  WOW!
 Early morning on Lake George
 Looking across the lake...do you see the bald eagle in the upper left corner?
 Probably a good fishing spot...
Looking back out across Lake George.  It was at this point that I heard a whole pack of coyotes across the lake, out by Twin Lakes.

I'm always thrilled to see lakes because we just don't have them here in our Southern California desert!

Water World Wednesday for October 19, 2016. To visit WWW, please go to this link:

Old Mammoth Road ~Our World Tuesday~101816

I went out exploring one morning of our vacation when hubby wasn't feeling well.  I didn't want to waste the incredible morning light, so off I went!  I drove up Old Mammoth Road, which winds up to Twin Lakes, above Mammoth.

I'd like to say I had a nice, quite ride, but that wasn't true.  As I stopped to take photos, I heard the lone call of a coyote not too far from me.  It was eerie the way it echoed around the mountains.  Then, at Lake George, I saw a bald eagle fly across the lake and hover (apparently) over a fish!  Then I heard a whole pack of coyotes across the lake, down by Twin Lakes!  It was magical and a morning I won't forget.

 Beautiful morning colors up on Old Mammoth Road.
 Looking down and across the valley toward the White Mountains...

Lake George.  This is where I saw the bald eagle and heard the pack of coyotes across the lake.

Our World Tuesday for October 18, 2016.   To visit OWT, please go to:   http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/
Enjoy your day!

More exploring along Highway 395

We continued our trip along Highway 395.  We both wanted to stop at Obsidian Mine Road.  We let Ripley out there and she got to smell everything!  She LOVED it!

 Lots of new smells!
 Beautiful pines

 These two ravens were sitting on the trees up at Minarete Vista
Pretty forest...