Butte-iful

I spent Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Butte County, California. This is one of those places I can hardly believe with my own eyes. Everywhere we went was candy for a photo-documentarian like me! This trip came at a time where I finally have a great camera in hand . . . and after almost a whole year without, I now feel fully at home in my photography world again.

Here is Salsify gone to seed.

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Some purple mountain majesty at the end of the day.

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The gorgeous vineyard.

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IMGP9465 IMGP9489 IMGP9491 Butterflies by the pool.

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A dramatic nearby dam with rebar coming out which looks like snakes.

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I am pretty sure these are redbud pods! I have never seen them turn this color before, though.

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I fished for the first time in probably almost 20 years! Here are a few great photos of Dylan fishing with a tenkara-like pole and pulling up a “pumpkinseed” (Lepomis gibbosus) fish!

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And the serenity of the water in all places: pools, reservoirs, rice fields, and streams.

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I walked around the property, testing my tree ID skills as I walked. I spotted apple, pear, maple, persimmon, apricot, sycamore, some kind of locust, and ginko. I also wound up finding blueberries and was thrilled when I reported my findings only to hear my friend Trav say: “What? We have blueberries?!”

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Stay tuned, the next post will be on homemade dolmas (aka dolmades)!

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All photos in this post are by me. All are subject to creative commons license. Thank you!
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