Whenever I have seen a wild cat, it seems a bit like an apparition. This is the second time I have seen one in the middle of the road in Tahoe Donner. This one quickly retreated into a driveway as I drove by and at first I was not convinced of what I had seen, but clearly it was "different". Luckily I was wearing quiet shoes and had pavement to walk on. I could hardly believe it when he appeared back on the roadway and trotted across in front of me. Annoyed as hell my camera did not focus. At one point I was 30 ft. away.
Nice to see a fresh flower amongst the golden aspens.
The Calliope's are usually the first to arrive and the last to leave here in Truckee.
enjoying some pumpkin apparently dropped from the old Hwy 40 bridge
the flower was not more than 1/2" across, possibly less
Unfortunately part of the shot got blown out, but still fun to see so close. This bird was hunting in my backyard hidden in a tree.
Likes wet meadows
High wetland - carpenter valley
Note the large tumor on this deer's left cheek. It has deformed his antler on that side.
As I approached, I noted a vulture fly off, then I smelled carrion. I didn't go close enough to confirm carion but I'm guessing it was road kill. The bear was about 30 m from the road.